WHITE ROSE  ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL CLUB & CRICKET CLUB
 
(Incorporating the later reformation, name change to NEWCASTLE ROVERS

& Amalgamation with BATH LANE CRICKET CLUB)
 

The earliest mention of the White Rose club is found in the local press in 1884. They are referred to initially, as White Rose I. O. G. T. This stood for the ‘Independent Order of Good Templars’. Following research it has been found that they were originally based from ‘Manors Street’ in the east of Newcastle. However, the earliest home cricket matches were played on ‘ The Leazes’, Newcastle.  Their cricket club appears to have existed from the summer of 1884, with the clubs first football season to follow on from this. They grew quickly & featured prominently in 2nd Team competitions & by 1887 their success led to their amalgamation with the West End club. The first section plotting the clubs rise; covers this period. Below are all known match details from this period. Unfortunately the clubs early matches rarely gave participants names, only results. During their first two summers of cricket they referred too as a ‘Junior’ side, due to their recent formation. During the summer of 1884 they gave a good account of themselves only losing one of their none known matches. The football club had only a 1st Team during that first season. Then both a first team & second tram, with them being called the ‘A’ Team & ‘B’ Team respectively. The rapidly developed & improved, from its small humble beginnings, & losing their first football match 8:0. Founding members the Dixons (John & Henry), A. Brumwell & Thomas Dodds all featured. The club grew in strength quickly & in the summer of 1886 the football club reached the Semi Final of the Town Moor Temperance Junior Cup. The White Rose Cricket Club did better in their Town Moor Junior Cup involvement reaching the final on July against Whickham. They then reached the final of the Newcastle & District Trophy in August, defeating Hawthorn Rovers. There were now also 2nd ‘B’s teams in both football & cricket. White Rose Football club last season was 1886-87, before amalgamating with Newcastle West End. They entered the stronger Town Moor Temperance Festival 2nd. Team Competition & reached the final, facing Shankhouse’s 2nd Team. They tie went to a replay & they won 3:0 on July 9th 1887 at St. James Park.  The game would be the football clubs last. Just Prior on June 30th the clubs cricket side also won the final of the Town Moor Junior Competition for the second summer in a row. They defeated a newer promising local club Bath Lane CC.  They would later amalgamate with White Rose Cricket Club who did not join with West End, unlike the clubs football team.  
 
SECTION ONE - WHITE ROSE FC & CC 1884 To 1887
 
SUMMER 1884: WHITE ROSE ‘JUNIOR’ CRICKET CLUB: 1ST. TEAM
 
MAY 24th.1884m BLENHEIM 3rd TEAM, Won by 28 Runs: 53 To 25. Friendly Challenge Match.
*This is the earliest known cricket match of the White Rose Club.
 
JUN.5th.1884, DRYSDALE, Draw 58 To 21 for, Friendly Challenge Match.
 
JUN.19th.1884, FENHAM, Won by 72 Runs: 119 To 47, Friendly Challenge Match.
 
JUL.5th.1884, (Away) DUNSTON JUNIORS, Won by 9 Runs: 51 To 42, Friendly Challenge Match.
‘White Rose only fielded 10 men.’
 
JUL.9th.1884, (At Home on The Leazes), THE STEPHENSON, Lost by 8 Runs: 35 To 43, Friendly Challenge Match.
 
JUL.12th.1884, (At Home on the Leazes), LOW FELL ST. HELEN’S, Won by 31 Runs: 54 To 23, Friendly Challenge Match.
 
JUL.17th.1884, (At Home), FENHAM, Won 29 Runs: 56 To 27, Friendly Challenge Match.
 
JUL.19th.1884, (At Home), ST. PHILIPS, Won by 8 Runs: 31 To 23, Friendly Challenge Match.
 
JUL.28th/29th.1884, (At Home on the Town Moor), CHESTER ROVERS, Draw (in favour of Rovers) 10 for 5 To 21,
Friendly Challenge Match. Match not completed as White Rose refused to play on in the approaching darkness. 
 
Total (Known) Friendly Matches: 9, Won 6, Drew 2, Lost 1.  (No players names were reported for the above matches)
 
WHITE ROSE ‘JUNIOR’ CRICKET CLUB: 2nd TEAM
 
JUN.18th.1884, SPRING BLOSSOM 2nd TEAM, Draw 71 for 8 To 61, Friendly Challenge Match
 
1884-85 SEASON
 
WHITE ROSE ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL CLUB: 1ST. TEAM
 
NOV.29th.1884, ADDISON, Lost 0:8, Friendly Challenge Match
*This is the White Rose clubs first ever known football match. Their opponents were an already established local side; whose players  Struther, Harrison & Sinclair played well in the game. White Rose’s J. Dixon, H. Dixon, & T.Dodds were also noted as having played well. Below is the White Rose clubs very first football line up of what proved to be their worst ever defeat at 8:0.
WHITE ROSE: W.WRIGHT, A.BRUMWELL, T.DODDS, G.ALLINSON, J.TUFF, G.MINZA, JOHN DIXON (capt), H.DIXON, V.BRUCE, W.BENNETT, R.BROWN.
ADDISON: Included-.. STRUTHER, HARRISON, SINCLAIR, CHADWICK, STANGER, COOK…
 
DEC.20th.1884, (At Home), SCIENCE & ART 2nd / JUNIORS ‘A’, Won 2:0. Friendly Challenge Match.
Goal Scores: J.GRIERSON, J.DIXON.    
 
DEC.25th.1884, (At Home), LAMBERTS JUNIORS ‘A’, Won 5:0, Friendly Challenge Match.
Goal Scorers: JOHN DIXON- 4 GOALS (POINTS), G.ALLINSON.
 
DEC.27th.1884, JESMOND 4th TEAM, Lost 1:2, (Disputed Score), Friendly Challenge Match.
 
JAN.10th.1885, (Away), PERCY ROVERS ‘B’, Won 1:0, Friendly Challenge Match. Goal Scorer: YARDLEY.
The match was not completed; as the  players left the field after only one half.
 
JAN.24th.1885, (Away), LAMBERTS JUNIORS, Won 3:1, Friendly Challenge Match. Goal Scorers: J.DIXON, J.TUFF, H.DIXON; White Rose. J.H.MURRAY, Lamberts
 
FEB.21st.1885, (At Home), LAMBERTS JUNIORS, Won 2:0, Friendly Challenge Match.
Goal Scorers: H.DIXON (2 GOALS)
 
Total (known) Friendly Matches: 7, Won 5, Lost 2, F14, A11.
 
WHITE ROSE AFC: 1ST TEAM (known) APPEARANCE & GOAL RECORD
 
Name                                        Known Apps     Goals
ALLINSON, G.                              2 APPS.        1 GOAL
BENNETT, WILLIAM                   1 APP
BROWN, R.                                  1 APP
BRUCE, V. A.                              1 APP
BRUMWELL, ALFRED              1 APP
DIXON, HENRY.                          2 APPS       3 GOALS
DIXON, JOHN W. (capt),            5 APPS.      6 GOALS
DODDS, THOMAS                    1 APP.
GREIRSON, JOSEPH R..         1 APP.          1 GOAL
MINZA, G.                                   1 APP
TUFF, J.C.                                  2 APPS        1 GOAL
WRIGHT, W.                               1 APP
 
SUMMER 1885: WHITE ROSE ‘JUNIOR’ CRICKET CLUB: 1ST. TEAM
 
On January 14th.1885, White Rose Cricket Club held its first annual meeting at the Lockhart Cocoa Rooms, Clayton Street, Newcastle. At this the following members were elected: J. Dixon (Capt), G. Wilde (Vice Capt), J. Hall (Treasurer), A. Brumwell (Secretary- 79 Stanton Street, Newcastle. Committee: J. Grierson, H.Dixon, V.Bruce, W.Bennett, J.Wilson. At the meeting it was decided that club should have two football teams. A first team called the ‘A’ Team & a second team called the ‘B’ Team. The club reviewed the previous summers activities; stating they had played 10 matches; winning 9 & losing 1. The summer season of 1885, saw the club entering the Town Moor Temperance Festival Junior Competition for the first time. Home matches are noted as being played on the Leazes, which was likely in the park area just north of St, James Park.  Their known matches are as follows;  
 
MAY 2nd.1885, (At Home On The Leazes), SALTWELL, Won by 23 Runs:  52 To 29, Friendly Challenge Match
 
MAY 23rd.1885, (At Home), LEADING STAR, LEMINGTON, Won by 84 Runs: 93 for 9 To To 9,
Friendly Challenge Match.
Dixon & Wilde bowled out most of the position; with Wright also catching some out. White Rose’s earliest known line up.
WHITE ROSE: J.DIXON (8), H.DIXON (4), W.WRIGHT (0), J.GRIERSON ((2), T.WRIGHT (2), G.WILDE (47), J.BASEY (8), G.ALLINSON (10 Not Out), A.BRUMWELL (3), J.WILSON (3 Not Out), W.BENNETT (1), EXTRAS: 5.
LEADING STAR: (Included) …LYNCH, PALFRAMAN, TURNER…
 
MAY 30th.1885, (Away), SALTWELL, Won by 37 Runs: 63 To 26, Friendly Challenge Match.
 
JUN.2nd.1885, (At Home), NORTHERN, Won by 24 Runs: 44 To 20, Friendly Challenge Match.
T.Wright Bowled out 5 wickets for 3 Runs & did a ‘hat trick’ taking 4 wickets with 4 consecutive balls.
 
JUN.6th.1885 (Home? on the Town Moor), BERLIN, Won by 20 Runs: 86 To 66, Town Moor Temperance Festival Junior Cricket Competition 1st Rd. (2nd Rd tie details not known).
WHITE ROSE: T.WRIGHT (11), G.ALLINSON (8), J.WILSON (0), T.DODDS (6), H.DIXON (15), J.BASEY (14), J.DIXON (0), G.WILDE (6), J.GRIERSON (6), A.BRUMWELL (4), W.WRIGHT (0), EXTRAS: 20.
 
JUN.10th.1885, (On the Town Moor), ST. THOMAS, NEWCASTLE 1st TEAM, Won by 4 Runs:  75 To 71,
Friendly Challenge Match     
 
JUL.11th.1885, (Away), LEADING STAR, LEMINGTON, Won by 40 Runs: 78 To 38, Friendly Challenge Match.
 
JUL.16th.1885, (At Home), ST. THOMAS 1ST TEAM, Draw 83 To 43 for 8, Friendly Challenge Match.
 
JUL.25th.1885, (Away), SCOTSWOOD BLUE STAR, Won by 14 Runs:  41 To 27, Friendly Challenge Match.
 
AUG.1st.1885, ST. LUKE’S, Won by 11 Runs: 40 To 29, Friendly Challenge Match.
 
AUG.6th.1885, CHESTERFIELD, Won by 23 Runs: 66 To 43, Friendly Challenge Match.
 
AUG.22nd.1885, CHESTERFIELD, Won by 63 Runs & 2 Wickets: 89 for 9 To 26, Friendly Challenge Match.
 
Total (known) Friendly Matches: 11, Won 10, Drew 1. Total (Known) Cup Matches: 1 (won). 
 
WHITE ROSE CC: 1ST TEAM (known) PLAYER MATCH RECORD
 
Name                           Known Apps.      Known Runs
ALLINSON, G.                   2                           18
BASEY, J.                          1                            8
BENNETT, WILLIAM        1                            1
BRUMWELL, ALFRED    2                            7
DIXON, HENRY                2                            19
DIXON, JOHN W.             2                             8
GRIERSON, JOSEPH R. 2                            8
WILDE, GEORGE M.      2                            53
WILSON, J.                       2                              3
WRIGHT, T.                      2                            13
WRIGHT, W.                    2                              0
 
1885-86 SEASON
 
WHITE ROSE ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL CLUB: ‘A’ TEAM
 
At the end of the season on June 19th 1886, the White Rose Football Club reported on its 3rd Annual ,Meeting; which could well mean the club was in existing from 1883 & not 1884. At this G.M. Wilde was voted the as the ‘A’ Teams Capt, with Henry Dixon as Vice Capt. They decided that ‘B’ Team Capt. was to be J.Tuff & Vice Capt. H.Hardman. The clubs secretary was noted as V. Bruce, 5 Marlborough Crescent, Newcastle. & the Treasurer was James Hall. The committee members were; J.Wilson, J.Howe, T.Dodds, W.Bone & J.Currie. They recorded a very successful season of 14 matches, winning 12, drawing 1 & losing 1, Goals For- 42; Against 12. Outlined below are those matches plus an additional ‘abandoned match’ which has come to light. The clubs first involvement in the Town Moor Temperance Festival Junior Football Tournament followed on after the meeting inn late June 1886.     
 
SEP.26th.1885, (At Home) POSTAL TELEGRAPH, Won 3:0, Friendly Challenge Match.
Goal Scorers: J.GRIERSON (2), J.HOWE.
 
OCT.3rd.1885 (Away), SWALWELL TRUE BLUES JUNIORS, Won 3:0, Friendly Challenge Match.
Goal Scorers: J.HOWE (2 Goals), J.BASEY. ‘G.Wilde played excellently for the winners’.
 
OCT.24th.1885, LEMINGTON JUNIORS, Won 2:0 (Abandoned: The game was left unfinished shortly before half time; due to heavy rain & strong wind), Friendly Challenge Match. Goal Scorers: W.BENNETT, T.WRIGHT.
 
OCT.31st.1885, (Away), WALBOTTLE WHITE STAR 2nd TEAM, Won 3:2, Friendly Challenge Match.
Goal Scorers: G.WILDE (2 Goals), J.BASEY.
 
NOV.7th.1885, ST. CUTHBERT’S JUNIORS, Won 7:0, Friendly Challenge Match.
Goal Scorers: H.DIXON (2), J.BASEY (1), J.HOWE (1), T.DODDS (1), W.BENNETT (1), J.DIXON (1). 
 
NOV.14th.1885, PRIMROSE JUNIORS, Lost 0:1, Friendly Challenge Match. Goal Scorer: C.DICKINSON.
 
NOV.28th.1885, (At Home), TELEGRAPH (Quayside), Won 2 (+1 Disputed Goal) To 0, Friendly Challenge Match.
(Played 20 minutes each eway). Goal Scorers: J.BASEY, J.HOWE.
 
DEC.12th.1885, (At Home), WALBOTTLE WHITE STAR 2nd TEAM, Won 5:1, Friendly Challenge Match.
The match went ahead despite frost & ice. Goal Scorers: J.BASEY (2 Goals), W.BENNETT, H.DIXON, E.WILSON, White Rose. WATTS, Walbottle.
 
DEC.25th.1885, (Away), LEMINGTON JUNIORS, Won 2:1, Friendly Challenge Match. Goal Scorers: H.DIXON (2 Goals).
 
DEC.26th.1885, (Away), BRUNSWICK JUNIORS, Won 1:0, Friendly Challenge Match. Goal Scorer: J.DIXON.
 
JAN.1st.1885, (Away), POSTAL TELEGRAPH, Won 1:0, Friendly Challenge Match.
 
JAN.2nd.1885, (At Home), GLOUCESTER STAR, Won 1:0, Friendly Challenge Match. 
 
FEB.20th.1886, (At Home), BRUNSWICK 3rd TEAM / JUNIORS, Won 2 (+1 Disputed Goal) To 1. Friendly Challenge Match. Described as an unpleasant game won by White Rose.
 
MAR.13th.1886, (Away), GLOUCESTER STAR, Draw 1:1, Friendly Challenge Match.
 
MAR.20th.1886, (At Home), CHEVIOT ‘A’, Lost 0 ; 5(+2 Disputed), Friendly Challenge Match. Inglis, Muir & Coxon played well for the winners, while McGuiness, Dodds& Findlay played well for the losers.
 
JUN.26th.1886, (Neutral on the Town Moor), ST. THOMAS, Draw 0:0, Town Moor Temperance Festival Junior Competition 2nd Rd.
 
(JUN.28th.1886, (Neutral on the Town Moor), ST. THOMAS, Won- Score Not Known, Town Moor Temperance Festival Junior Competition 2nd Rd. Replay. Possibly Scratched.)
 
JUN.28th.1886, BOUNDARY, Won 2:0, Town Moor Temperance Festival Junior Competition 3rd. Rd.
 
JUN.30th.1886, WEST END ‘A’, Lost Score Not Known. Town Moor Temperance Festival Semi Final.   
 
Total Friendly Matches: 15 (Including Abandoned Match): Won 13, Drew 1, Lost 1. F33(+2 Disputed), A12(+2 Disputed
Total (known) Cup Matches: 3, Won 1, Drew 1, Lost 1.
 
WHITE ROSE AFC: 1ST TEAM (known) FRIENDLY APPEARANCE & GOAL RECORD
 
Name                                      Known Apps.            Goals
BASEY, J.                                    4                               5
BENNETT, WILLIAM                  2                               2
DIXON, HENRY                          2                               3
DIXON, JOHN W.                       1                               1
DODDS, THOMAS                    1                               0
FINDLAY                                     1                               0
GRIERSON, JOSEPH R.          1                               2
HOWE, J.                                    3                               4
McGUINNESS                            1                               0
WILDE, GEORGE M.                1                               2
WILSON , E.                               1                               1
WRIGHT, T.                                1                               1
 
WHITE ROSE ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL CLUB: ‘B’ TEAM
 
OCT.31st.1885, POSTAL TELEGRAPH, Draw 2:2, Friendly Challenge Match.
 
NOV.7th.1885 (At Home), POINT PLEASANT ‘B’, Won 3:0, Friendly Challenge Match.
Goal Scorers. H.HARDMAN (2 Goals) & a ‘rushed through after a free kick near the goal line’.
 
NOV.21st.1885, (Away), CHEVIOT ‘B’ , Lost 0:1, Friendly Challenge Match. Goal Scorer: PIKE.
A well contested game played 30 minutes each way.
 
DEC.5th.1885, (Away), POSTAL TELEGRAPH, Lost 0:1, Friendly Challenge Match. Goal Scorer: T.STEWART.
 
DEC.25th.1885, (At Home), CHEVIOT ‘B’, Won 2:1, Friendly Challenge Match. 
 
FEB.6th.1886, (Away at Wallsend), POINT PLEASANT, Won 2:0, Friendly Challenge Match.
Goal Scorers: G.WILDE (2 Goals).  A well contested game.
 
Total (known) Friendly Matches: 6, Won 3, Drew 1, Lost 2, F9, A5.
(The only known Goal Scorers are :  H. HARDMAN (2 Goals), G. WILDE (2 Goals). 
 
SUMMER 1886: WHITE ROSE ‘JUNIOR’ CRICKET CLUB: 1ST. TEAM
 
That summer the White Rose Cricket Club had a busy season, entering & winning both the Temperance Festival Junior Cup &  the Newcastle & District Cup final. They held their annual meeting after the season had begun on June 14th.1886. At this they elected the following officials. John Dixon (Capt), G. Wilde (Vice Capt), Treasurer: Henry Dixon. Their secretary continued to be V. Bruce, 5 Marlborough Crescent Newcastle; & the committee consisted of W.Wright, J.Wilson, Howe, Bennett & J.Tuff. All known matches are now listed below:
 
MAY 22nd.1886, (At Home), ST. MICHAEL’S CHURCH CHOIR (NEWBURN), Won by 49 Runs: 78 To 29, Friendly Challenge Match. J.Dixon & J.Wilson batted best for the winners of a very pleasant game.. Wilde bowled 4 wickets for 11 runs & Dodds took also took 4 for 11
WHITE ROSE: J.DIXON (18), J.GRIERSON (5), H.DIXON (6), CUTTING (0), G.ALLINSON (1), T.DODDS (10), J.BASEY (0), A.BRUMWELL (4), J.WILSON (12), G.WILDE (9), J.RICHARDSON (1 Not Out). EXTRAS: 12.
ST MICHAEL’S: T.DODDS (2), W.HUMBLE (3), W.HEDLEY (4), J.RICHARDSON (5), HALLIWELL (0), R.HEDLEY (5), WHITTAKER (1), SCOTT (3), HALL (2), BLOOR (0), WHITE (0 Not Out). EXTRAS: 4
 
MAY 31st.1886, (At Home), CHELSEA, Won by 29 Runs: 57 To 28, Friendly Challenge Match.
WHITE ROSE: H.DIXON (0), G.ALLINSON (9), J.DIXON (14), J.GRIERSON(6), CUTTING (1), T.DODDS (2), J.WILSON (11), R.ATTERIDGE (4), G.WILDE (2), J.BASEY (3), A.BRUMWELL (0), EXTRAS: 8.
 
JUN.5th.1886 (Away), ROYAL ALBERT ROSEHILL, Won by 36 Runs: 77 To 41, Newcastle & District Cup?.
WHITE ROSE: A.BRUMWELL (11), J.DIXON (12), R.ATTERIDGE (5), T.DODDS (2), H.DIXON (17 Not Out), J.GRIERSON (0), H.HARDMAN (3), G.ALLINSON (3), G.WILDE (0), J.BASEY (3), J.WILSON (1), EXTRAS: 19 
 
JUN.10th.1886, (On The Town Moor), ST. THOMAS, NEWCASTLE 1St TEAM, Won by 4 Runs: 75 To 71, Friendly Challenge Match.
 
JUN.24th.1886, (At Home), BURDON. Won by 13 Runs & 8 Wickets: 39 for 4 To 26, Friendly Challenge Match.
 
JUN.26th.1886, (At Home at The Leazes), BIRTLEY TEMPERANCE, Won by 46 Runs: 62 To 16, Friendly Challenge Match.. Dodds bowled well for the winners & R. Pearson for the losers.
 
JUN.29th.1886, DELEVAL ROYAL OAK, Won by 39 Runs: 64 to 25, Town Moor Temperance Festival Junior Cup Competition Semi Final.
WHITE ROSE: J.RCHARDSON, R.CUTTING, R.CARR, H.DIXON, T.DODDS, G.ALLINSON, H.HARDMAN, G.WILDE, T.WRIGHT, J.R.GRIERSON, J.WILSON.
 
JUL.1st.1886, WHICKHAM JUNIORS, Won by 13 Runs: 41 To 28, Town Moor Temperance Festival Junior Cup Competition Final. Wright bowled 6 wickets for 28 runs.
WHITE ROSE: J.RICHARDSON (4), H.DIXON (0), G.ALLLINSON (0), R.CUTTING (9), T.WRIGHT (2), J.GRIERSON (1), H.HARDMAN (5), T.DODDS (0), J.WILSON 5), A.BRUMWELL (0), STEVENSON (3), EXTRAS: 12
 
JUL.3rd.1886, (Away), BIRTLEY TEMPERANCE, Lost by 8 Runs & 4 Wickets;  26 To 34 for 7,
Friendly Challenge Match.
 
JUL.8th.1886 (Away), CHELSEA SCRATCH XI, Draw in Favour of  Chelsea: 95 To 31 for 1. Friendly Challenge Match
G.Wilde batted well hitting 27 runs.
 
JUL.17th.1886, SCOTSWOOD BLUE STAR, Won by 26 Runs: 57 To 31. Friendly Challenge Match.
Wilde bowled well taking 3 for 3 & Wright bowled 6 for 6 runs.
WHITE ROSE: J.DIXON (2), C.STEPHENSON (3), T.WRIGHT (0), R.CUTTING (0), J.WILSON (3), H.DIXON (6), T.DODDS (15), H.HARDMAN (13), G.WILDE (3 Not Out), A.BRUMWELL (0), G.ALLINSON (1). EXTRAS: 11.
SCOTSWOOD: H.DRUMMOND (4), T.TIMMINS (3), W.McGREGOR (0), J.COX (12 Not out), T.HOLMES (2), bART (00, JOBLING (0), HENDERSON (0), WINSHIP (0), GREY (2), McCOOLA (2). EXTRAS: 6
 
JUL.21st.1886 (Away), BURDON, Won by 7 Runs & 6 Wickets: 30 for 4 To 23. Friendly Challenge Match.
Henry Dixon batted & bowled well for White Rose.
 
JUL.24th.1886, (Away at Swalwell), DERWENT VALLEY 2nd. TEAM, Won by 7 Runs: 17 To 10,
Friendly Challenge Match.  An exciting match, T,Wright bowled 6 for 5 & T.Dodds took 3 for, bowling extremely well.  
 
AUG.14th.1886, (Neutral At Jesmond Athletic Ground), HAWTHORN ROVERS, Won by 6 Wickets:
53 To 34 (1st Innings; 56 To 38 for 4 2nd Innings. Newcastle & District Festival Junior Cricket Competition Final.
R.Atterridge batted splendidly for White Rose. At the competition of the match, White Rose were presented with Silver Medals as winners pf the competition. Overall, T.Wright taking a total of 13 wickets for 36 runs over both ininngs  
WHITE ROSE: (both Innings scoring): R.ATTERIDGE (28, 15), G.STEPHENSON (4, 2), J.GRIERSON (0, 0), T.DODDS (3, 5), A.BRUMWELL (3, 0), T.WRIGHT (0, 0), H.HARDMAN (0, 0), J.WILSON (0, 0), J.BASEY (1 Not Out). EXTRAS: 14 (1st) & 7 (2nd.)  
HAWTHORN: S.WOOD (5, 4), RAMAGE (2, 4), R.CARR (5, 2), T.BROWN (8, 0), W.STOKOE (2, 0), C.GREENER (2 Not Out & 12), J.RIDLEY (2, 11), J.ANGUS (3, 0), R.GRAHAM (2 & 12 Not Out), R.REDPATH (0, 0), R.DAVIDSON (-0, 5). EXTRAS: 3 & 6.
 
AUG.21st.1886, (Away), JARROW RAMBLERS, Lost by 17 Runs: 33 To 50, Friendly Challenge Match.
Wright Bowled 3 for 11 & stumped another. Wilde Bowled 2 for 2.
WHITE ROSE: DIXON (6),  STEPHENSON (9), A,BRUMWELL (0), J.GRIERSON (0), H.HARDMAN (4), G.WILDE (10), WILSON (1), T.WRIGHT (0) J.BASEY (0), J.TUFF (0), T.IRWIN (0). EXTRAS 3
JARROW: W.CURRY (7), A.HALL (3), RENTON (3), F.SIMPSON (5), J.FORSYTH (7), MOSSMAN (1), G.ARMSTRONG (5), ATKINSON (2), R.WATSON (0 Not Out), WALLAN (0), W.RANK (14). EXTRAS 3. 
 
Total (known) Friendly Matches: 11, Won9, Drew 1, Lost 1.  Total (known) Cup Matches: 4, Won 4.  
 
WHITE ROSE CC: 1ST TEAM (known) PLAYER MATCH RECORD
 
Name                                      Known Cup & Friendly Apps.             Runs       Known  Wickets
ALLINSON, G.                                        6                                           14
ATTERIDGE, RICHARD X.                  3                                           52
BASEY, J.                                               5                                            7
BRUMWELL, ALFRED                         7                                          13
CARR, R.                                                1                                            0
CUTTING, R.                                          5                                            10
DIXON, HENRY                                     7                                            28
DIXON, JOHN W.                                  4                                            46
DODDS, THOMAS                               7                                            37                    7
GRIERSON, JOSEPH R.                     7                                             12
HARDMAN, H.                                      6                                             21
IRWIN, THOMAS                                  1                                              0
RICHARDSON, J.                                 3                                              5
STEPHENSON, E.                               4                                             12
WILDE, GEORGE M.                           7                                              41                 9
WILSON, J.                                            8                                              32
WRIGHT, T.                                           4                                               2                  34.
(Also one other Dixon App (H or J???)
 
1886-87 SEASON: WHITE ROSE AFC
 
Season 1886-87 would be White Rose AFC’s last before they amalgamated into the larger West End club. The club secretary was once again V. Bruce, 5 Marlborough Crescent, Newcastle. The first team continue to be referred as the ‘A’s & they captained by Stephenson. He would later have a cricket trial at county level. The ‘B’ Team captain was J. Tuff. The clubs season culminated in Town Moor Temperance Festival 2nd Team Competition Final win. Below are the clubs matches details from that season into the summer of 1888, when they join up with West End….   
 
WHITE ROSE ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL CLUB: ‘A’ TEAM
 
OCT.9th.1886, (At Home), POSTAL TELEGRAPH ‘A’, Won 2:1, Friendly Challenge Match.
Won after a hard & pleasant game.
 
OCT.16th.1886, (Away), POINT PLEASANT ‘A’, Lost 1:2, Friendly Challenge Match. White Rose played with a man short.
 
OCT.23rd.1886, (At Home), BACKWORTH HOTSPUR, Won 3:1, Friendly Challenge Match.
 
OCT.30th.1886, (At Home), MON KWEARMOUTH WHITE STAR 1ST TEAM, Won 2(0) : 1(0), Friendly Challenge Match. Goal Scorers: T.SHEPPERD (1), H.HARDMAN (1), White Rose.
WHITE ROSE: NIXON, HAMILTON, BASEY, T.IRWIN, CURRIE, COOKE, HUTCHINSON, SHEPPERD, H.HARDMAN, J.HOWE, W.BENNETT.
MONKWEARMOUTH: T.LAY, SKINNER, FOWLER, WILSON, WALDY, FLETCHER, HAIG, VINER, BECK, SMITH, RICHARSON
 
NOV.6th.1886 (Away), BACKWORTH 2nd TEAM, Draw 1(0) : 1(0), Friendly Challenge Match.
 
NOV.20th.1886, (Away), SCOTSWOOD BLACKWATCH, Won 1:0, Friendly Challenge Match.
Goal Scorer: W.BURNETT. White Rose played with 9 men.        
 
DEC.4th.1886 (At Home on The Leazes), POINT PLEASANT ‘A’, Lost 0:3, Friendly Challenge Match.
WHITE ROSE: J.CURRIE, HAMILTON, STEPHENSON (capt), BRUCE, CUTTING, IRWIN, J.HOWE, W.BENNETT, H.HARDMAN, BASEY, A.HUTCHINSON.
POINT PLEASANT: J.AINSLEY, R.CURRY (capt), H.PATTERSON, J.OXEN, M.WEATHERBURN, J.ROTHWELL, J.MOORE, W.FINDLAY, J.GRAHAM, J.PRICKETT, T/W.SHAW, Umpire: F.BUTTER
 
DEC.11th.1886, (At Home), RENDEL JUNIORS / 3rd TEAM, Draw 2:2, Friendly Challenge Match.
Goal Scorers: J.HOWE (1), H.HARDMAN (1), White Rose.. PALMER, BRUCE, Rendel.
A 30 minutes each way ‘exciting game’.    
WHITE ROSE: J.CURRY, HAMILTON, STEPHENSON (capt), A.HUTCHINSON, J.ROOK, J.STEWART, W.BENNETT, J.HOWE, H.HARDMAN, J.BASEY, T.IRWIN. 
RENDEL: J.T.LANE, A.CLARK, S.LAIDLER, R.HENDERSON, O.WILSON, W.PEARSON, D.GRAHAM, T.BROWN, J.PALMER, J.BRUCE, T.SPROAT (capt).
 
DEC.18th.1886 (Away), MONKWEARMOUTH WHITE STAR 1st TEAM, Draw 1(1) : 1(1), Friendly Challenge Match.
Goal Scorer: H.HARDMAN, White Rose.
WHITE ROSE: J.CURRIE, HAMILTON, KNIGHT, STEPHENSON (capt), A.HUTCHINSON, T.IRWIN, W.BROWN, W.BENNETT, J.HOWE, H.HARDMAN, BASEY.
MONKWEARMOUTH: T.LAY. FOWLER, SKINNER, HUDSON (capt), MANSON, WILSON, FLETCHER, VINER, BECK, USHER, HAYES.
 
DEC.25th.1886, (Away), LEMINGTON JUNIORS / 3rd TEAM, Won 4:1, Friendly Challenge Match.
Goal Scorers: W.BROWN (2), J.HOWE, W.BENNETT, White Rose.
WHITE ROSE: CURRIE, STEPHENSON, HAMILTON, CUTTING. T.IRWIN, J.HOWE, W.BENNETT, H.HARDMAN, W.BROWN, BASEY, A.HUTCHINSON.
LEMINGTON: LYNCH, DEVLIN, GRAHAM,, FALKUS, SANSKIN, GIBSON, A,.DEVLIN, GRANT, PALFARE, O’NEIL, TWEDDLE, PALMER.
 
JAN.22nd.1887, (At Home), LEMINGTON, Won 6:2, Friendly Challenge Match.
 
FEB.12th.1887, (Away), ROSEHILL 3rd TEAM, Won 2:1, Friendly Challenge Match.
White Rose, the visitors won this ‘rather rough game’.
 
FEB.19th.1887, (At Home), POINT PLEASANT, Draw 0:0, Friendly Challenge Match.
P.PLEASANT C.ROBSON, G.WALLACE, M.WEATHERBURN, J.COBITT, J.ANDERSON, J.CASEY, T.MOODY, ROBERT JOHNSON (capt), R.MEARS, J.STEPHENSON, W.SMITH.
 
FEB.26th.1887, (Away), CLARENCE, Won 7:0, Friendly Challenge Match.
Goal Scorers: BASEY (1), W.BENNETT (1), T.IRWIN (2), W,BROWN (1), CUTTING (1), FITZGERALD (1).
The visitors had things very much their own away & won easily. 
 
MAR.5th.1887, (At Home), MURTON, RED, WHITE & BLUE, Won 2:1, Friendly Challenge Match.
Goal Scorers:  W.BROWN (1), H.HARDMAN (1), White Rose.
WHITE ROSE: HAMILTON, HOWE, KNIGHT, CUTTING, FITZGERALD, GREENER, H.HARDMAN, T.IRWIN, W.BROWN, W.BENNETT, BRUCE.
 
MAR.19th.1887, (Away), NEWCASTLE FA 3rd TEAM, Lost 1(0) : 4(3) (+1 Disputed), Friendly Challenge Match.
Goal Scorers: ROBSON (1st Half), ?, ATKINSON (1st Half), ELGEY (2nd Half), Newcastle FA. A Scrimmage (2nd Half), White Rose. The disputed goal was put through by ALEXANDER.
  
MAR.26th.1887, (Away). MURTON, RED, WHITE & BLUE, Draw 0:0, ‘A well contested’ Friendly Challenge
 
APR.2nd.1887, (Away), BIRTLEY 2nd TEAM, Won 3:0, Friendly Challenge Match.
 
APR.23rd.1887, (At Home), CHEVIOT ‘A’, Lost 0:5, Friendly Challenge Match.
The slippery ground made it difficult for the players to keep their feet. FITZGERALD played well for the losers. The game signified the end of the season until the sides final flourish of matches in that summers Temperance Festival.
 
JUN.11th.1887, (On the Newcastle City Ground), RENDEL ‘B’ / 2nd TEAM, Won 8:0. Town Moor Temperance Festival 2nd Team Competition 1st Rd.
 
JUN.18th.1887, Opposition Not Known, Won 6:0. Town Moor Temperance Festival Competition 2nd Rd.
 
JUN.29th.1887, NEWCASTLE FA 2nd TEAM, Won 3:0, Town Moor Temperance Festival Semi Final.  
 
JUN.29th.1887, (Neutral at St. James Park, West End FC), SHANKHOUSE 2nd TEAM, Draw 1:1, Town Moor Temperance Festival 2nd Team Competition Final.
 
JUL.9th.1887, (Neutral at St James Park, West End FC) – SJP), SHANKHOUSE 2nd TEAM, Won 3:0, Town Moor Temperance Festival 2nd Team Competition Final Replay. For the losers Palin had a sterling game. 
 
Total (Known) Friendly Matches: P19, W10, D5, L4, F38, A26(+1 Disputed).
Total Cup Matches: P5, W4, D1, L0, F21, A1. 
 
WHITE ROSE AFC: 1ST TEAM (known) FRIENDLY APPEARANCE & GOAL RECORD
 
Name                                Known Apps.                        Goals
BASEY, J.                                6                                        1
BENNETT, WILLIAM              7                                        3
BROWN, WILLIAM                 4                                        4
BRUCE, V.A.                           2                                        0
COOKE                                    1                                        0
CURRIE, J.                              5                                         0
CUTTING, R.                           4                                         1
FITZGERALD, J.                    3                                          1
GREENER, W?                      1                                         0
HAMILTON, J.                        5                                         0
HARDMAN, H.                       6                                         3
HOWE, J.                                6                                        2
HUTCHINSON, A.                  5                                        0
IRWIN, THOMAS                   7                                         2
KNIGHT, W.                            2                                        0
NIXON                                     1                                        0
ROOK, JOHN H.                    1                                        0
SHEPPERD, T.                     1                                        1
STEPHENSON, E.               4                                         0
STEWART, J.                        1                                         0
(* W.BURNETT 1 APP, 1 GOAL could have typing error for W.BENNETT?)
 
WHITE ROSE ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL CLUB: ‘B’ (JUNIOR) TEAM
 
OCT.9th.1886, (At Home), CHESTER ROVERS, Won 3:0, Friendly Challenge Match.
 
OCT.16th.1886 (Away), HOTSPUR JUNIORS, Lost 0:3, Friendly Challenge Match.
White Rose lost after a ‘severe struggle’ of a match.
 
OCT.23rd.1886 (Away), PORTLAND, Won 2:1, Friendly Challenge Match.  
 
OCT.30TH.1886, (Away), HOTSPUR JUNIORS, Friendly Challenge Match.
 
NOV.20th.1886, (At Home), WHITE STAR, Draw 1:1, Friendly Challenge Match.
 
DEC.4th.1886, (Away), CHEVIOT ‘B’, Lost 0:6, Friendly Challenge Match.
 
DEC.11th.1886, (Away), POINT PLEASANT ‘B’, Lost 0:4, Friendly Challenge Match.
White Rose lost this one sided game. Scorers: R.MEARS, J.ROBINSON, W,DACK, J.STEPHENSON
 
DEC.26th.1886, (Away), PORTLAND, Lost 0:1, Friendly Challenge Match.
WHITE ROSE: W.RATCLIFF, J.BLACK, W.BLYTHE, HENDERSON, BURNS, J.TUFF (capt), ARMSTRONG, W.HENDERSON, ATLEY, WRIGHT, HALLIDAY.
 
JAN.15th.1887, (Away), RENOWN, Won 8:0, Friendly Challenge Match.
The visitors won this game easily; doing what they liked   
 
JAN.22nd.1887, (Away) PORTLAND, Lost 0:1, Friendly Challenge Match. Scorer: T. HARRISON.
WHITE ROSE: W.RATCLIFF, J.BLACK, W.BLYTHE, HENDERSON, BURNS, J.TUFF (Capt), ARMSTRONG, W.HENDERSON, ATHEY, WRIGHT, HALLIDAY
 
JAN.29th.1887, (At Home), ST. SILAS JUNIORS, Won 3:1, Friendly Challenge Match.
White Rose won this pleasant game.
 
FEB.19th.1887, (Away), PERCY IRON WORKS, Won 5:0, Friendly Challenge Match.
 W. Mackie played well for the losers in this one sided match.
 
FEB.26th.1887, (Away), SPITAL TONGUES CABINET WORKS ‘B’ TEAM, Won 4:1, Friendly Challenge Match
 
MAR.19th.1887, (Away), WHITE STAR, Won 4:3, Friendly Challenge Match.
The visitors this hard fought game.
 
MAR.19th.1887, (At Home), ST. SILAS, Lost 0:8, Friendly Challenge Match.
A Second game played on the same day.
 
 APR.2nd.1887, GATESHEAD ST. MARY’S (SCRATCH), Lost 1:2, Friendly Challenge Match.
(played 30 mins each way)
 
APR.9th.1887, (At Home), GATESHEAD ST. MARY’S JUNIORS (SCRATCH XI), Lost 1:2, Friendly Challenge Match
 
APR.11th.1887, RENDEL 3rd TEAM, Lost 2(1) : 3(1), Friendly Challenge Match.
In the second half,  Rendel played better playing uphill.
 
APR.16th.1887, (At Home), SCIENCE & ART, Won 3:1, Friendly Challenge Match.   
A fast and exciting match.
 
(The ‘B’ Team possibly also took part in the Town Moor Temperance Festival Junior Competition that summer but the results of this are not known)
 
Total (known) Friendly Matches: P16, W8, D1, L7, F36, A35.
 
WHITE ROSE AFC: ‘B’ TEAM (known) APPEARANCE & GOAL RECORD
 
Name                                                     Known App
ARMSTRONG                                             2
ATLEY, J.                                                     2
BLACK, JOHN                                            2
BLYTHE, W.                                                2
BURNS                                                        2
HALLIDAY                                                   2
HENDERSON                                            2
HENDERSON, W.                                     2
RATCLIFF, W.                                            2
TUFF, J. C. (capt)                                      2
WRIGHT, T.                                                2
 
SUMMER 1887: WHITE ROSE ‘JUNIOR’ CRICKET CLUB: 1ST. TEAM
 
White Rose Cricket Club had a very successful summer, which included winning the Town Moor Temperance Festival Junior Competition. The club secretary of the cricket club for that summer only was Alex H. White (of East End fame)
 
MAY 7th.1887, GATESHEAD ST. JAMES, Won by 90 Runs: 102 To 12, Friendly Challenge Match.
Wilde & Dodds batted best for the winners in this easy victory. Dodds bowled 5 wickets & Wilde took 4 wickets.
WHITE ROSE: R.ATTRIDGE (14), E.STEPHENSON (0), T.DODDS (40), A.BRUMWELL (4), W.TINN (1), T.WRIGHT (6) , G.WILDE (17), J.GRIERSON (0), J.WILSON (2), J.ATLEY(2), G.ALLINSON 1 Not Out, Extras 15.
GATESHEAD: McKAY (0), TAIT (3), REED (1), W.HEDLEY (1), T.DAVIDSON (2), J.BASEY (0), J.HAMILTON (3), HORN (0), BELL (0 Not Out), S,.HARDMAN (0), DAVISON (0). Extras- 2.  
 
MAY 21st.1887, GATESHEAD ST. JAMES, Lost by 20 Runs: 21 To 41, Friendly Challenge Match.
WHITE ROSE: H.HARDMAN (0), BASEY (1), MAKEPEACE (4), WILDE (0), WRIGHT (0), G.ALLINSON (2), WILSON (1), ATHEY (0), J.TUFF (0), T.IRWIN (6), BRUCE (3 Not out). Extras- 4.
GATESHEAD: HEDLEY (1), REV. J. MACKAY (1), TAIT (3), DAVIDSON (1), T.McKINNEY (10), REED (0), RICHARDSON (1), PENMAN (3), HORN (4), BELL (14), J.McKINNEY (0 Not Out). Extras- 3. 
 
MAY 28th.1887, (Away), MEDOMSLEY 2nd TEAM, Won by 40 Runs: 51 To 11, Friendly Challenge Match.
G. Wilde & T. Dodds both bowled well for the winners; taking 4 wickets each for 4 runs. 
 
JUN.13th.1887 (Away), ELLISON, Won by 68 Runs: 90 To 22, Town Moor Temperance Festival
Junior Competition 1st Rd.
WHITE ROSE: E.NELSON (0), CUTTING (6), J.ASHWORTH (11), A.WRIGHT (2), J.MAKEPEACE (0), T.WRIGHT (16), G.WILDE (8), T.ATTHEY (5), J.WILSON (3), W.TINN (11), W.HENDERSON (8), EXTRAS: 20.
 
JUN.18th.1887 (At Home), MEDOMSLEY 2nd TEAM, Won by 21 Runs: 59 To 38, Friendly Challenge Match.
E.STEPHENSON (1), J.HUNTER (2), J.MAKEPEACE (9), J.ASHWORTH (0), WRIGHT (7), CUTTING (1), G.WILDE (15), A.BRUMWELL (11), T.ATTHEY (0), J.WILSON (1), J.TUFF (2), EXTRAS: 10.
MEDOMSLEY: CHARLTON (0), TAYLOR (3), WALTON (0), BARNES (0), BRAMLEY (8), HUNTER (2 Not Out), R.WRIGHT (1), J.WILSON (8 Not Out), WILKINSON (2), A.THOMPSON (1), W.HUNTER (0). Extras- 13   
 
JUN.29th.1887, DELEVAL ROYAL OAK, Won by 26 Runs: 66 To 40, Town Moor Temperance Festival
Junior Competition Semi Final.
 
JUN.30th.1887, (On Town Moor), BATH LANE, Won by 10 Runs, 72 To 62, Town Moor Temperance Festival
Junior Competition Final. White Rose won amid great enthusiasm. G.Wilde & W.Henderson played careful cricket for the winners. M.Cubbing handled the leather well & J.Currie & and Hedley played well for the losing team. Both clubs would amalgamate the following summer.
WHITE ROSE: T.ATTHEY (0), E.NELSON (3), J.ASHWORTH (9), J.MAKEPEACE (0), A.WRIGHT (7), R.M. CUTTING (0), G.WILDE (17), J.WILSON (0), W.HENDERSON (15), W.TINN (1), J.HAMILTON (9), EXTRAS: 11.  
BATH LANE: CULLEN (8), HEDLEY (14), J. CURRIE (11), PATTERSON (1), R. CARR (0), PORTER (1), R. ATTERIDGE (0), H. DIXON (0), J. GRIERSON (5), C. GILLESPIE (5), S. HALL (2 Not Out). Extras- 15.
 
JUL.16th.1887, (At Home), VICTORIA, Won by 113 Runs & 2 Wickets: 133 for 9 To 20, Friendly Challenge Match. 
WHITE ROSE: J.HUNTER (14), E.STEPHENSON (23), J.ASHWORTH (0), A.BRUMWELL (4), CUTTING (8), McAMMOND (1), J.MAKEPEACE (19), T.WRIGHT (23), J.WILSON (7 Not Out), T.IRWIN (2 Not Out), ( J.TUFF did not bat). EXTRAS: 16.
VICTORIA: COCKBURN (4), DIXON (4), BUTLER (2), DONKIN (0), PARKER (0), HIRST (2), FARRADAY (0), ROBINSON (0), WOOD (3 Not out), ARKLES (1), KAY (1). Extras- 3
 
JUL.23rd.1887, (Away), JARROW WANDERERS, Won by 43 Runs: 57 To 14. Friendly Challenge Match.
McHAMMOND took 6 wickets for 5 runs; including a ‘hat trick’.
WHITE ROSE: E.STEPHENSON (25), HUNTER 2), McAMMOND (3), MAKEPEACE (6), S.WRIGHT (3), WILSON (0), CURRIE (7), J.TUFF (2), A.BRUM(M)WELL (0), CRUICKSHANKS (1 Not Out), FARRER (6), Extras- 2.
JARROW: T..PATTERSON (1), W.SHAW (0), S.ARMSTRONG (0), W.LISLE (2), J.MARSHALL (5), B.McLAUGHLIN (0), W.DEAN (0), J.REID (1), S.COOPER ((0 Not out), R.STOKER (0), J.DOUGALL (4), Extras- 1.
 
JUL.30th.1887, GATESHEAD ST. JOSEPH’S, Won by 105 Runs: 137 To 32, Friendly Challenge Match.
T, Wright did well in bat hitting 54 runs. Dodds bowled well taking 5 for 6 runs.
WHITE ROSE: E.STEPHENSON (19), A.BRUMWELL (4), T.DODDS (19), J.ASHWORTH (0), T.WRIGHT (54), J.WILSON (1), J.CURRIE (3), H.HARDMAN (1), A.HEPBURN (10), T.HENDERSON (0), J.RICHARDSON (0 Not out). EXTRAS: 26.
GATESHEAD: McARDLE (2), J.DOWNIE (0), J.MARTIN (5), H.ORD (0), H.BUSTON (11), T.WELTON (0), R.HOGGAT (3), T.WALTON (0), E.NOBLE (0), J.GUNNING (0 Not Out), H.BOWER (0), Extras- 11. 
 
Total (known) Friendly Matches:7, Won 6.  Total (known) Cup Matches: 3, Won 3.
 
WHITE ROSE CC: 1ST TEAM (known) PLAYER MATCH RECORD
 
Name                                       Known Cup & Friendly Apps             Runs                    Known Wickets
ALLINSON, G.                                          2                                           3
ASHWORTH, J.                                       5                                           20
ATHEY, T.                                                 3                                            5
ATLEY, J.                                                  2                                            2
ATTERIDGE, RICHARD X.                    1                                            14
BASEY, J.                                                 1                                            1
BRUCE, V. A.                                           1                                            3 (Not Out)
BRUMWELL, ALFRED                           6                                           27
CRUICKSHANKS                                    1                                            1 (Not Out)
CURRIE, J.                                                2                                            10
CUTTING, R. M.                                        4                                            15
DODDS, THOMAS                                  3                                            59                               4
FARRER                                                   1                                             6
GRIERSON, JOSEPH R.                         1                                            0
HAMILTON, J.                                           1                                             9
HARDMAN, H.                                          2                                              1
HENDERSON, W. (T?)                            3                                             23
HEPBURN, A                                            1                                            10
HUNTER, J.                                               3                                             18
IRWIN, THOMAS                                       2                                             8
MAKEPEACE, J. B.                                 6                                            39
McAMMOND, GEORGE.                         3                                             4                             6 for 5
NELSON, E.                                               2                                             3
RICHARDSON, J.                                     1                                             0
STEPHENSON, E.                                    5                                            68
TINN, W.                                                     3                                            13
TUFF, J. C.                                                4                                             4
WILDE, GEORGE M.                               6                                            57                              4
WILSON, J.                                                8                                            15
WRIGHT, A.                                               2                                             9
WRIGHT, S?                                              1                                              3
WRIGHT, T.                                                5                                            99
(* Additional Wright- App- 7 runs Initial not known) 
 
PLAYER CENSUS & OTHER FAMILY HISTORY & CLUB INFORMATION:
 
RICHARD  (RICK) XAVIER ATTRIDGE
DOB: JUL/SEP. Q 1869, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
1891 Census: Occupation Telegraph Clerk.
Northumberland County CC Trialist.
Clubs: POST OFFICE CC, NEWCASTLE, POSTAL TELEGRAPH CC (18880’s), WHITE ROSE / BATH LANE CC (1886-90), WEST END FC (1891-92), EAST END FC (RESERVES-1892-94), NEWCASTLE WEDNESDAY (1892).
 
JOSEPH R. GRIERSON
DOB: Approx 1859/60. NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
1881 Census: Scholar (aged 10). 1891 Census: Printer Compositor, Born Newcastle (aged 22).
Other Clubs: WEST END  FC & CC. WHITE ROSE FC & CC / BATH LANE CC
 
THOMAS IRWIN
DOB: NOV.13th.1886, 4 BATH LANE, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE.
CHRISTENED/BAPTISED: JUL.14th.1867, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE.
DIED: MAY 6th.1942 (AGED 75), THE CROFT, LONGHORSLEY, NORTHUMBERLAND.
BURIED- JESMOND OLD CEMETERY. MAY 10th.1942
(Older Brother of JAMES IRWIN West End footballer)
ROLE: GOALKEEPER, Then HALF BACK & FORWARD.
1881 CENSUS: (Aged 14), Over Kellet, Lancashire, Son Thomas (Farm Manager) & Catherine. Brother of James (Aged 12), Harriet, Margaret, John & William R.
1891 CENSUS: (Aged 24), 47 Edward Street, Westgate, Newcastle Upon Tyne. Not Married (Additional sister Catherine & brother George)
1901 CENSUS: (Aged 34), 3 Cottenham Street, Westgate, Newcastle Upon Tyne. Married To Jane: Children: Harriet, Thomas H, James, Anne & John.  
Clubs: WEST END AFC & CC (1882 To 1885). WHITE ROSE AFC & CC (1886 To 1887).
VILLA ‘A’ (1887-88?), STRAWBERRY CABINET WORKS FC (1888/9?). BULL PARK BOWLS CLUB (20th ©)
Occupation: Cabinet Maker / Carpenter & Shop Fitter
20th.© BUSINESS: THOMAS IRWIN & SONS SHOPFITTERS, STRAWBERRY LANE, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE. 
(Initially he was as an Apprentice Carpenter to Ralph Hedley, when he also acted as a model in some of his pictures).
LATER: AMATEUR ARTIST Exhibited in ‘THE LOCAL ARTISTS OF THE NORTHERN COUNTIES’ 1920’s/30’s. 
 
GEORGE McAMMOND
DOB: © 1869. NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE.
DIED: JUL.25th.1893 (Aged 24): 1 SHERATON STREET, SPITAL TONGUES, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
BURIED; ST. ANDREW’S CEMETERY, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE  
Occupation; Joiner
Honours: Town Moor Temperance Festival Senior Cricket Competition Winner 1890 (Bath Lane).
Northumberland FA County Trialist: & Northumberland County Cricket Trialist.
Clubs: PERCY IRON WORKS FC, WEST END FC & CC, WHITE ROSE CC/BATH LANE CC, NEWCASTLE ROVERS FC,
CITY OF NEWCASTLE / THE PELICANS BASEBALL CLUB. HALDANE CC (1892). PERCY IRON WORKS CC. 
 
JOHN HENRY ROOK
DOB: © 1866, DIED © 1942.
Northumberland County Cricket Trialist. 
Clubs: WHITE ROSE FC (1886-87), RENDEL FC ( CC (1884-89). 
 
GEORGE MARTIN WILDE
DOB: JUL/SEP.Q 1869, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE.
DIED: AUG.3rd.1952, (Aged 83) 9 BRAMBLE DYKES, WEST BENWELL, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE.
Occupation: Whitesmith.
Northumberland County Cricket- Trialist.
Clubs: PERCY IRON WORKS FC, WHITE ROSE FC & CC / BATH LANE CC (1885-90), WEST END FC & CC (1886-91), EAST END CC (1891-92), SCIENCE & ART FC (CC (1891), NEWCASTLE WEDNESDAY FC (1890-91)
 
On December 19th 1887, the White Rose Cricket Club held its 5th annual meeting. At this it was declared that the clubs financial balance sheet was in a fair state. There were congratulations on winning the Town Moor Temperance Competition for a second time. The season match stats were recorded as played 17, won 13, drew 1 & lost 3. This leaves the above season breakdown missing 7 further matches. The clubs Scoring Aggregate was recorded as 1284 runs to the loss of 178 wickets. An Average of 75.9 per innings. Against it was 518 runs for 180 wickets. An Average of 30.8 runs per innings. Of the players Thomas Dodds had the best batting average 18.1, George M. Wilde second with an average of 10.6. Thomas Dodds also held the clubs best bowling average that summer; with 1.11 runs per wicket. George McHammons was second best with an average of 1.21 per wicket. At this meeting the officers elected for the following summer were:
Mr. Gainford Bruce QC: President. George M. Wilde: Captain. Thomas Dodds: Vice Captain. John Black: Treasurer.
V.A.Bruce, 9 Gloucester Terrace, Newcastle: Secretary. Committee- J.Wilson, T.Wright, E.Stephenson, G.McHammond , J.B.Makepeace.          
 
SECTION TWO

WHITE ROSE FC / NEWCASTLE ROVERS & WHITE ROSE & BATH LANE CC: 1887 To 1892

 

 
The White Rose Football Club amalgamated with the West End Club & during the 1887-88 Season they ceased to exist & were the West End 2nd Team throughout that season. In the summer of 1888  for the White Rose Cricket Club, it was business as usual as they continued on. They appear somewhat more limited in their activities with only 8 matches being noted & there is no evidence that the second team still existed. Prior to that summers action, White Rose Cricket Club held their annual meeting on March 21st. 1888 at the Lockhart Cocoa Rooms, Clayton Street, Newcastle. This was followed a further meeting on April 12th. as club secretary V. Bruce resigned. They elected to replace him with Alfred Brumwell of 79 Stanton Street, Newcastle. Once again the club entered the Town Moor Temperance Festival, but at Senior level at they reached the final only to lose by 4 runs to Gosforth Star. Two members of the side made Northumberland County trials in May, George McHammond & E. Stephenson. The clubs now has A. Kirton in their ranks. He had previously been Spital Tongues Cabinet Works Cricket Clubs Secretary; residing at 21 Duns Terrace, Newcastle.  Below are details of that summers cricket matches along with those known of the Bath Lane Cricket Club. This is because the two clubs amalgamated that summer. Prior to the amalgamation the Bath Lane Clubs secretary was Joseph N. Grierson, 28 Bath Lane, Newcastle; showing that the cross over of staff had already begun prior to them joining forces.       
 
SUMMER 1888: WHITE ROSE CRICKET CLUB
 
MAY 5th 1888 (Away). ST. HELEN’S (LOW FELL), Won By 21 Runs: 43 To 22. Friendly Challenge Match.
 
MAY 12th.1888, (Away), BENWELL HILL 2nd TEAM, Lost By 61 Runs: 19 To 80 Runs, Friendly Challenge Match.
Timmins for the victors performed a hat trick in an easy victory for home team.
WHITE ROSE: HUNTER (0), G.McAMMOND (1), E. STEPHENSON (3), T.DODDS (4), KIRTON (4), ARMSTRONG (2), WRIGHT (2), DAVISON (1 Not Out), A.BRUMWELL (0), WILSON (1), BLACK (1). Extras- 1.
 
MAY 19th.1888 (Away), MEDOMSLEY 2nd TEAM, Won by 4 Wickets: 81 for 4 To 18, Friendly Challenge Martch.
WHITE ROSE: G.McAMMOND (11), E.STEPHENSON (16), J.DAVISON (0), T.DODDS (36 Not Out), KIRTON (11 Not Out), DODD (1). Extras 6. (G.DAVISON, WRIGHT, ARMSTRONG, HUNTER & RICHARDSON Did Not Bat).
MEDOMSLEY: COOKSON (0), HORNSBY (0), CANT (0), THOMPSON (5), SNOWDON (0), BEADLING (2), HUNTER (0), ARMSTRONG (0), WILSON (0), BARRON (4 Not Out), THOMPSON (0), Extras- 7.
 
JUN.16th.1888, (At Home on the Town Moor), JARROW VICTORIA, Won By 29 Runs: 53 To 24. Town Moor Temperance Festival Senior Competition 1st Rd.  T.Dodds bowled well taking 7 wickets for 9 runs.
WHITE ROSE: E.STEPHENSON (10), G,McAMMOND (0), T.DODDS (11), J.ASHWORTH (6), C.PATTTERSON (1), A.KIRTON (0), J.DAVISON (4), J.PORTER (0), T.WRIGHT (5), W.ARMSTRONG (3 Not Out), C.PINKNEY (0), Extras- 13.
VICTORIA: WILSON (0), MOFFATT (0), HARDY (2), HERRON (7), VINCENT (2), MASON (0), INNIS (3), DONALDSON (4 Not out), BROWN (0), DODDS (0), FAIRLEY (8), Extras- 4.
 
JUN.20th.1888 BURDON, Won by 42 Runs: 84 To 42, Town Moor Temperance Festival Senior Competition Semi Final.
WHITE ROSE: ARMSTRONG (1), E.STEPHENSON (3), ASHWORTH (0), PINKNEY (0), PATTERSON (17), KIRTON (22), WRIGHT (11), PORTER (0), DAVIDSON (0), McAMMOND (4 Not Out), HARDMAN (0). Extras- 26.
 
JUN.30th.1888 (On The Town Moor), GOSFORTH STAR, Lost by 4 Runs: 37 To 41, Town Moor Festival Senior Competition Final. The match was described as exciting. For the winners, J. Prest played good cricket, but was badly run out; while J. Briggs bowled well.
WHITE ROSE: G.McAMMOND (2), E.STEPHENSON (3), T.DODDS (8), DAVIDSON (5), PATTERSON (0), WRIGHT (7), KIRTON 0), PORTER (0), HARDMAN (0 Not Out), PINKNEY (2), W.ARMSTRONG (0), Extras- 10.
GOSFORTH: BARKER (4), BRIGGS (2), AVIS (8), J.PREST (8), CHARLTON (10), ATTHEY (1), THOMPSON (0), HENDERSON (0), DUNN (2), ROBSON (0), WRIGHT (0), SAMS (1 Not Out). Extras- 3.
 
JUL.11th.1888, St. BEDE’S, Lost By 7 Wickets: 35 To 45, Friendly Challenge Match.
 
JUL.14th.1888, (At Home), FELLING TEMPERANCE 2nd TEAM, Draw in Favour of White Rose: 26 for 9 To 26. Match Not Completed. Friendly Challenge Match. White Rose only 1 Run for a win, but they left the ground after a decision by their umpire. Wright bowled out 3 wickets in a ‘hat trick’.  This is the last match of the club when known as White Rose CC.
WHITE ROSE: McAMMOND (0), DODDS (0), WRIGHT (4), STEPHENSON (5), WOOD (0), LEE (2), KIRTON(3), ARMSTRONG (10 Not Out), WAGGOTT (0), PINKNEY (0), HENDERSON Did Not Bat. Extras- 2.
FELLING: WRIGHT (4), TAYLOR (7), HANN (1), TAYLOR (5), ALLAN (2), DINNING (1), GIBSON (0), LONSDALE (0), ARMSTRONG (0), FOR (0 Not Out), TAYLOR (0), Extras- 5.
 
WHITE ROSE CC: 1ST TEAM (known) PLAYER MATCH RECORD
 
Name                                       Known Cup & Friendly Apps             Runs                    Known Wickets
ARMSTRONG, W.                                    5                                          15
ASHWORTH, J.                                         1                                          6
BLACK                                                       1                                          1
BRUMWELL, ALFRED                            1                                          0
DAVISON, G.                                             1                                          0               
DAVISON, J.                                              4                                         10
DODD                                                         1                                          1
DODDS, THOMAS                                   5                                          59                              7
HARDMAN, H.                                           1                                          0
HENDERSON                                            1                                          0
HUNTER, J.                                                2                                          0
KIRTON, ANDREW                                   5                                         18
LEE                                                             1                                           2
McAMMOND, GEORGE                          5                                         14
PATTERSON, C?                                      2                                           1
PINKNEY, C.                                              3                                           2
PORTER, J.                                                2                                          0           
RICHARDSON                                           1                                          0
STEPHENSON, E.                                    5                                         37
WAGGOTT, JOHN W.                               1                                          0
WILSON,                                                     1                                         1
WOOD                                                        1                                         0
WRIGHT, T.                                                5                                         18                             3
 
On July 26th. 1888, a Joint Meeting was held by the White Rose & Bath Lane Cricket Clubs, at Bath Lane School. It was here that they agreed to amalgamate and become one club under the name of Bath Lane Cricket Club. They continued with J. Grierson as club secretary. They played two further cricket matches as the amalgamated club that summer under that name. They are detailed below after details of the known matches of the Bath Lane Cricket Club prior to the amalgamation. Bath Lane’s hom matches were reported as being ‘on the Leazes’. This is likely the current parkland area up from St James Park. .
 
SUMMER 1887: BATH LANE CRICKET CLUB (Known Matches)
 
MAY 28th.1887 (At Home on the Leazes), BURDON, Won By 22 Runs: 75 To 53, Friendly Challenge Match.  
J. Grierson, H. Dixon, J. Curry all batted well for the winners & G. Ross for the losers.
 
JUN.23rd.1887, (On the Town Moor), WOODBINE, Won by 2 Wickets; 70 for 8 To 32, Town Moor Temperance Festival Junior Competition Semi Final. H. Dixon & C.Gillespie batted well for the winners  
 
JUN.30th.1887, (On the Town Moor), WHITE ROSE, Lost by 10 Runs, Town Moor Temperance Festival
Junior Competition Final. White Rose won amid great enthusiasm. G.Wilde & W.Henderson played careful cricket for the winners. M. Cubbing handled the leather well & J.Currie & and Hedley played well for the losing team. Both clubs would amalgamate the following summer.
BATH LANE: CULLEN (8), HEDLEY (14), J. CURRIE (11), PATTERSON (1), R. CARR (0), PORTER (1), R. ATTERIDGE (0), H. DIXON (0), J. GRIERSON (5), C. GILLESPIE (5), S. HALL (2 Not Out). Extras- 15.
WHITE ROSE: T.ATTHEY (0), E.NELSON (3), J.ASHWORTH (9), J.MAKEPEACE (0), A.WRIGHT (7), R.M.CUTTING (0), G.WILDE (17), J.WILSON (0), W.HENDERSON (15), W.TINN (1), J.HAMILTON (9), EXTRAS: 11.
 
JUL.9th.1887 (At Home on the Leazes), ST. JAMES (GATESHEAD), Won By 2 Wickets: 75 for 9 To 44, Friendly Challenge Match.
BATH LANE: R. ATTERIDGE (32 Not Out), S. CULLEN (3), J. DIXON (6), McKAY (14), O..PATERSON (8), J.R.GRIERSON (3), J.CURRY (0), R.J.CUTTING (7), J.HEDLEY (3), G.ALLINSON (2), Extras- 3.(W.HENDERSON Did Not Bat).
ST. JAMES: Rev. McKAY (2), W.HEDLEY (5), G.BONE (2), H.FRANCE (12), T.DAVISON (4), T.McKENNA (8), C.REED (0), C.RICHARDSON (0), G.BELL (0), J.MOOR (0), W.HORN (32 Not Out). Extras- 0.
 
BATH LANE CC: 1ST TEAM (known) PLAYER MATCH RECORD
 
Name                                       Known Cup & Friendly Apps             Runs                    Known Wickets
ALLINSON, G.                                            1                                          2
ATTERIDGE, RICHARD X.                       2                                          32
CARR, R.                                                    1                                          0
CULLEN, S.                                                2                                         11
CURRY, J.                                                   3                                         11
CUTTING, R. J.                                           1                                         7
DIXON, HENRY                                         3                                          0
DIXON, JOHN W.                                      1                                          6
GILLESPIE, C.                                           2                                          5
GRIERSON, JOSEPH  R.                         3                                          8 
HALL, S.                                                     1                                           2
HEDLEY, J.                                                2                                          17
HENDERSON, W.                                     1                                           0
McKAY                                                       1                                          14  
PATERSON, OLIVER H.L.                      2                                           9 
PORTER, J.                                               1                                           1
 
SUMMER 1888: BATH LANE CRICKET (Prior To The Amalgamation) 
 
MAY 26th.1888, (Played on the Leazes), ST. JAMES, Lost By 16 Runs: 53 To 69, Friendly Challenge Match.
BATH LANE: CULLEN (0), PATERSON (7), PORTER (1), J.DIXON (9), J.GRIERSON (1), CURRY (15), H.DIXON (6), HEDLEY (1), BRUCE (2 Not Out), BASEY (1), DAVISON (0). Extras- 10.
ST. JAMES: HEDLEY (2), BONE (6), REED (27), RICHARDSON (2), DAVIDSON (3), HALL (3), MONAGHAN (5), MOOR (13), HORN (0), GRIEVES (0), McKINNEY (1 Not Out). Extras- 7.  
 
JUN.23rd.1888, NEWBURN 2nd TEAM, Won By 82 To Runs: 91 To 9, Friendly Challenge Match.
H.Dixon bowled well taking 6 Wickets for 2 Runs & Paterson took 2 for 0 Runs.
BATH LANE: J.DIXON (37), PORTER (0), PATERSON (17), H.DIXON (5), J.GRIERSON (4), WRIGHT (8), GILLESPIE (5), CURRY (6), BRUCE (2 Not Out), RICHARDSON (7), HARDMAN (0), Extras- 0.
NEWBURN: G.WILSON (0), J.STUART (1), LAYBOURNE (0), TAYLOR (0), GRAY (1 Not Out), SMITH (1), PIGDON (5), RICHARDSON (0), W.WILSON (1), DAVISON (0), R.STUART (0), Extras- 0
 
JUL.7th.1888 (Away at Gateshead), ST. JAMES, Lost By 65 Runs: 7 To 72, Friendly Challenge Mstch.
BATH LANE: DIXON (0), GRIERSON (0), CURRY (0), PATERSON (4), DIXON (1), GILESPIE (0), RICHARDSON (2), WILSON (0), Extras 9. (Only 9 players Listed)  
ST. JAMES: HEDLEY (9), BONE (2), HALL (0), PENMAN (9), McKINNEY (30), REED (0), RICHARDSON (0), DAVISON (0), MONAGHAN (9), MOOR (7), GRIEVES (0 Not out). Extras- 6.
 
JUL.14th.1888 (At Home), NORTH EASTERN 2nd TEAM, Won By 20 Runs: 52 To 32, Friendly Challenge Match.
BATH LANE: J.DIXON (18), PATERSON (0), H.DIXON (0), LEE (0), J.GRIERSON (6), CURRY (6), J.WAGGOTT (18), BRUCE (0), GILHESPIE (0), RICHARDSON (0 Not out), CLARKE (0), Extras- 6.
N.EASTERN: SMITH (0), STEWART (0), BLAND (13 Not Out), GIBSON (0), WILDE (3), ANDERSON (5), J.DARRELL (0), MOSCROP (0), HEMMINGWAY (4), F.DARRELL (1), (BATES- Absent). Extras- 6.
 
JUL.21st.1888 (Away at Wardley Colliery), WARDLEY WHITE STAR, Won By 71 Runs: 101 To 30, Friendly Challenge Match. The line prior to the meeting where the decided amalgamate; was very mixed, including a number of White Rose regulars. Wright Bowled well taking 5 for 11 & Davison took 4 for 14.
BATH LANE: McAMMOND (31), CURRY (7), WAGGOTT (27), DAVISON (3), WRIGHT (14), KIRTON (0), A.BRUMWELL (1), GILLESPIE (7), PINKNEY (2 Not out), J.TUFF (0), BRUCE (0), Extras- 9.
WARDLEY: HAWLEY (1), SMITH (0), C.DIXON (0), DIXON (7), SHORT 93), FORREST (0), THOMPSON (10), COOK (4), GREENWELL (1), CLARK (0 Not Out), SNAPE (0), Extras- 4.
 
BATH LANE CC: 1ST TEAM (known) PLAYER MATCH RECORD PRE AMALGAMATION
 
Name                                       Known Cup & Friendly Apps               Runs                    Known Wickets
BASEY                                                         1                                          1
BRUCE, (V.A?)                                           4                                          4
BRUMWELL, ALFRED                             1                                           1 
CLARKE                                                     1                                          0
CULLEN, S                                                 1                                          0
CURRY, J.                                                   5                                         34
DAVISON, J.                                               2                                          3                                  4
DIXON, HENRY                                          4                                          12                                6
DIXON, JOHN W.                                       4                                          64
GILLESPIE, C.                                           3                                          12
GRIERSON, JOSEPH R.                         4                                           11
HARDMAN, H.                                           1                                           0
HEDLEY                                                     1                                          1
KIRTON, ANDREW                                   2                                          0
LEE                                                             1                                          0
McAMMOND, GEORGE                          1                                         31
PATERSON, OLIVER H.L.                      4                                         28                                2
PINKNEY, C.                                              1                                          2
PORTER, J.                                                2                                         1
RICHARDSON                                           3                                         9
TUFF, J. C.                                                 1                                         0
WAGGOTT, JOHN W.                              2                                         45
WILSON                                                     1                                          0
WRIGHT                                                     2                                         22                               5
     
AUGUST 1888:- BATH LANE CRICKET CLUB (After The Amalgamation With White Rose)
 
AUG.11th.1888 (At Home), NEWBURN 2nd TEAM, Won By 71 Runs: 92 To 21, Friendly Challenge Match. 
H. Dixon bowled 6 wickets for 4 runs. This is the first match of the newly amalgamated Bath Lane with White Rose CC.
BATH LANE: H.DIXON (0), G.McAMMOND (1), STOKOE (4), J.DIXON (11), PATERSON (8), KIRTON (27), CURRY (2), RICHARDSON (1), A.BRUMWELL (17), GILLESPIE (1), PINKNEY (12 Not Out). Extras- 8.
NEWBURN: LAYBOURNE (10), N.SMITH (2), DAWSON (1), SMITH (2), J.WILSON (3 Not Out), GRAY (0), R.WILSON (0), STEWART (0), TAYLOR (0), WILSON (0), STEWART (0). Extras- 0.
 
AUG.18th.1888, (At Home), RENDEL, Won By 30 Runs: 67 To 37. Friendly Challenge Match.
BATH LANE: J.DIXON (0), G.McAMMOND (3), T.DODDS (21), PATERSON (7), A.KIRTON (3), J.GRIERSON (14), WRIGHT (7), CURRY (0), H.DIXON (1), A.BRUMWELL (0), DAVISON (0 Not Out), Extras- 14.
RENDEL: HERDMAN (8), PHILLIPSON (2), N.SMITH (3), HOUSE (7), THOMPSON (2), W.SMITH (3), ILLINGWORTH (0), LANE (1), SHOTTON (0), CLEGHORN (0), BROWN (0), Extras- 11. 
 
BATH LANE CC: 1ST TEAM (known) PLAYER MATCH RECORD POST AMALGAMATION
 
Name                                       Known Cup & Friendly Apps             Runs                    Known Wickets
BRUMWELL, ALFRED                               2                                       17
CURRY, J.                                                     2                                       2
DAVISON, J.                                                 1                                        0
DIXON, HENRY                                            2                                        1                                 6
DIXON, JOHN W.                                         2                                      11
DODDS, THOMAS                                      1                                      21
GILLESPIE, C.                                              1                                        1
GRIERSON, JOSEPH R.                             1                                       14
KIRTON, ANDREW                                      2                                       30
McAMMOND, GEORGE                             2                                        4
PATERSON, OLIVER H.L.                          2                                        15
PINKNEY, C.                                                 1                                        12
RICHARDSON                                             1                                        1
STOKOE                                                       1                                        4                     
WRIGHT                                                        1                                        7
 
WHITE ROSE FC REFORMED-  1888-89 SEASON
 
It remains unclear as to why the White Rose Club decided break away from West End & return to operating as White Rose FC; after only one season. We assume only assume the lack of opportunity to progress in such a big club was perhaps part of the reason.  Only matches for the first half of the 188-89 season have so far come to light, the last being in December. Line ups found show many familiar names like E. Stephenson, J. Basey, A. Kirton, J. Curry etc. At a meeting on August 1st 1888, prior that season commencing.; T. W. Wright was voted as the clubs secretary, residing at 35 Stone Street, Newcastle. The elected G. McHammond as team captain, but he does not appear in the line ups so far found. Vice Capt. J. Hamilton does feature. The club were now oftern referred to as White Rose (Newcastle), to avoid a newer club called from Wallsend also called White Rose. Their 5 known friendly matches that season were as follows:
 
SEP.22nd.1888, (Away), HEATON WANDERERS, Won 2:1. Friendly Challenge Match.
WHITE ROSE: T.WRIGHT, J.CURRY, W.O’DONNELL, E.STEPHENSON, T.WHITE, J.WILSON, J.BASEY, J.HAMILTON, J.HOW(I)E, BLACK, A,KIRTON.  
 
OCT.20th.1888, (At Home), NEWCASTLE PRESS, Won 4:0, Friendly Challenge Match.
WHITE ROSE: E.NICHOL, E.STEPHENSON, J.HAMILTON, WHITE, J.CURRIE(Y), W.O’DONNELL, J.BASEY, W.WILSON, J.WILSON, A.KIRTON, T?RAMSAY.
 
NOV.24th.1888 (Played at Heaton), EPPLETON SWIFTS, Won 2(1) : 0(0), Friendly Challenge Match.
Goal Scorers: J.Basey (shot- 1st Half), W.O’DONNELL (2nd Half- ‘in near darkness !). BENNETT also put through in the first half but it was ruled offside.
WHITE ROSE: E.NICHOL, J.CURRIE, E.STEPHENSON, T.WHITE, J.WILSON (capt), W.O’DONNELL, WILLIAM BENNETT, A.KIRTON, J.BASEY, J.BLACK, W? RAMSAY    
 
DEC.1st.1888, (Away), NEWCASTLE SWIFTS, Draw 2:2, Friendly Challenge Match.
S. Gardner scored for the visitors. W,Greener equalised for the home team. They then took the lead through a scrimmage, but later in the game White Rose scored again through A. Kirton. 
 
DEC.8th.1888, (Away), GATESHEAD St. JAMES, Lost 0:1.
 
WHITE ROSE FC: 1ST TEAM (Known) APPEARANCE & GOAL RECORD
 
Name                                                            Known Apps                              Goals
BASEY, J.                                                            3                                            1
BENNETT, WILLIAM                                          1
BLACK, J.                                                           2
CURRY, J.                                                           3
HAMILTON, J.                                                     2
HOW(I)E, J.                                                         1
KIRTON, ANDREW                                           4                                            1
NICHOL, E.                                                         2
O’DONNELL, W.                                                3
RAMSAY, T? W?                                               2
STEPHENSON, E.                                            3
WHITE, T.                                                            3
WILSON, J. (capt)                                             3
WILSON, W.                                                      1
WRIGHT, T.                                                        1
 
SUMMER 1889- BATH LANE CRICKET CLUB
 
The now well established Bath Lane Cricket Club held their 3rd Annual Meeting on February 6th 1889. At this Grierson the clubs secretary talked about the clubs successful season in 1888; recapping on the successful amalgamation with the White Rose Club. The reflected on the players performances noting A. Kirton had the highest batting average with 15.5 per innings. Thomas Dodds was also noted as having had a good bowling average. At te meeting the following officials were elected for the forthcoming summer season. They were: John Dixon (capt), Thomas Dodds (vice capt), Henry Dixon (Financial Secretary & Treasurer), V. A. Bruce (Club Honorary Secretary), 9 Gloucester Terrace, & then 15 Collerton Place, Newcastle. The committee were made up of J. Grierson, Wilde, Wright, Wilson, G.McHammond. That summer the 1st Team entered the Town Moor Temperance Festival, but failed to make the final this time. The 1st. team also entered a new competition called the Northumberland Challenge Cup. 10 matches are known from that summer & are detailed below, followed  by the scant information found on the 2nd Team:
 
1ST TEAM
 
MAY 4th.1889, BILL QUAY, Won By 3 Wickets: 46 for 8 To 23, Friendly Challenge Match.
BATH LANE: J.DIXON (5), T.DODDS (2), J.WAGGOTT (0), J.GRIERSON (12), A.KIRTON (1), G.McAMMOND (6), H.DIXON (0), DAVISON (16 Not Out) (J.CURRY & RICHARDSON Did Not Bat).
BILL QUAY: MURRAY (0), MADDISON (3), MATHER (4), McKAY (0), CRAIG (0), PENHAM (8), MURDOCH (0), R.RENNISON (5), G.WILSON (0 Not Out), WALKER 0. Extras- 3 
 
MAY 11th.1889, GATESHEAD ALBION, Won By 58 Runs: 70 To 12, Friendly Challenge Match. To Dodds took 5 wickets for 4 Runs & H. Dixon took 4 for 7.
BATH LANE: E,STEPHENSON (3), J.DIXON (7), T.DODDS (0), J.GRIERSON (16), A.KIRTON (17), G.McAMMOND (8), DAVISON (8), H.DIXON (0), DONALD (4), RICHARDSON (0), WAGGOTT (0), Extras- 7.
GATESHEAD: WILSON (2), W.DONKIN (0), JOHNSON (3), CUSHING (0), T.DONKIN (1), GUTHRIE (0), TROTTER (0), YOUNG (2 Not Out), DONALDSON (0), LILICO (3), SALKELD (absent). Extras- 1.
 
MAY 18th.1889 (At Home), HEATON, Won by 13 Runs:35 To 22, Friendly Challenge Match.
A. Wilson Bowled well taking 7 wickets for 8 Runs.  
BATH LANE: WILSON (6), J.DAVISON (4), PINKNEY (3), A.WILSON (0), GRAHAM (6), WALTON (3), DUFF (8), GILLESPIE (0), ELLIOTT (2), ASH(T)BURY (0), DAVIDSON (0), Extras- 3
HEATON: HOLT (0), WISHART (7), TINDLE (1), J.BETHEL (0), TODD (0), PEACOCK (2), DENHAM (1), BINKS (4), HAWDON (0), GILCHRIST (0), LINDSAY (2 Not Out), Extras- 5. 
 
MAY 25th.1889, GOSFORTH STAR, Won by 47 Runs: 62 To 15, Friendly Challenge Match.
Dodds bowled well taking 5 wickets for 3 Runs. Stephenson batted well.
BAH LANE: J.DIXON (13), E,STEPHENSON (26), T.DODDS (12), WAGGOTT 2),J.GRIERSON (0), A.KIRTON (3), DOD (4), McAMMOND (0), DAVISON (0), H.DIXON (3), ROCHARDSON (1 Not Out). Extras- 8.
GOSFORTH: ATHEY (3), SAMMS (0), HENDERSON (0), DONALDSON (0), GEORGE 91), PREST (1), BRIGGS (0), AVIS (3 Not Out), HAILES (0), PERRY (0), HOBSON (0), Extras- 6.
 
JUN .8th.1889. (Away at N. Eastern’s Ground, Heaton), NEWCASTLE PRESS, Won By 9 Runs: 69 To 60, Northumberland Challenge Cup 1st Rd.
BATH LANE: PATERSON (20), STEPHENSON (7), T.DODDS (3), J.WAGGOTT (9), J.DIXON (14 Not Out), J.GRIERSON (0), DAVISON (3), Extras- 3. (KRTON, H.DIXON, McAMMOND & BRUMWELL Did Not Bat)
 
JUN.15th.1889, (At Home), ELSWICK ORD, Won By 50 Runs: 86 To 36, Town Moor Temperance Festival 1st Rd.
For the Winners, J.Davison hit 22 runs & H.Dixon hit 24 runs.
 
JUN.22nd.1889 (Away), OVINGHAM, Lost By 46 Runs: 27 To 73, Northumberland Challenge Cup 2nd Rd.
BATH LANE: E.STEPHENSON (0), A.KIRTON (7), H.DIXON (0), McAMMOND (0), J.DAVISON (1), 0. PATERSON (0), T.DODDS (7), J.GRIERSON (5), J.W.DIXON (0), A.BRUMWELL (0). Extras- 6.
 
JUL.6th.1889, (Away), BILL QUAY ALBION, Won By 9 Runs: 70 To 61, Friendly Challenge Match.
BATH LANE: A.BRUMWELL (0), A.KIRTON (1), STEPHENSON (0), PATERSON (5), J.DIXON (12), DAVISON (13), McAMMOND (15), H.DIXON (18), DAVISON (1), GARDNER (1), BRUCE (0 Not Out), Extras- 4.
BILL QUAY: CARTER (4), RENNISON (4), DENHAM (13), CRAIG (7), GLADMAN (13), REAY (2), C.RENNISON (0), McKAY (2), MADDISON (6), DAPHER (2), MATHER (2 Not Out), Extras- 6.
 
JUL.13th.1889, ELSWICK WORKS ‘B’, Lost By 47 Runs: 13 To 60. Town Moor Temperance Festival 2nd Rd. This heavy defeat was to a side which included future County player Sam Woods; as well as Lambert & Wardropper.  
BATH LANE: BRUMWELL (2), KIRTON (0), PATERSON (0), STEPHENSON (6), J.W,DIXON (0), J.GRIERSON (0), J.DAVISON (2), H.DIXON (0), McAMMOND (0), PINKNEY (3 Not Out.
ELSWICK (Included): SAM WOODS, WARDROPPER, HERDMAN, LAMBERT, J.SMITH, CAMPBELL…
 
JUL.27th.1889, (At Home), GOSFORTH STAR, Won By 27 Runs: 75 To 48, Friendly Challenge Match.
BATH LANE: BRUMWELL (2), KIRTON (6), STEPHENSON (9), PATERSON (3), DAVISON (3), McAMMOND (8), DIXON (16), J.WILSON (0), DAVISON (4), GRAHAM (12 Not Out), A.WILSON (4), Extras 8.
GOSFORTH: BAYSTON (1), R.SEDGWICK (24 not Out), GEORGE 913), DUNN (0), PREST (0), ATHEY (0), ROBSON (3), THOMPSON (0), BRIGGS (1), J.SEDGWICK (5), Extras- 0.
 
AUG.7th.1889, (At Home), CLAVERING, Won by 6 Wickets: 75 For 5 To 21, Friendly Challenge Match.
BATH LANE: STEPHENSON (5), A.BRUMWELL (1), DAVISON (19), WRIGHT (1 Not Out), G.McAMMOND (0), T.DODDS (4), Extras- 10. (GRIERSON, DIXON, CURRY & BRUCE Did Not Bat).    
 
BATH LANE CC: 1ST TEAM (known) PLAYER MATCH RECORD
 
Name                                       Known Cup & Friendly Apps             Runs                    Known Wickets
ASH(T)BURY                                               1                                       0
BRUCE, (V.A?)                                            2                                       0
BRUMWELL, ALFRED                              6                                        5
CURRY, J.                                                    2                                        0
DAVI(D)SON                                               4                                        5
DAVISON, J.                                              11                                      91
DIXON, HENRY.                                         8                                        45                                 4
DIXON, JOHN W.                                       9                                        67
DODDS, THOMAS                                    7                                        32                                10
DONALD                                                     1                                         4
DUFF                                                           1                                         8
ELLIOTT                                                      1                                          2
GARDNER                                                  1                                          1
GILLESPIE                                                  1                                         0
GRAHAM                                                     2                                         18
GRIERSON, JOSEPH R.                           7                                        33
KIRTON, ANDREW                                    8                                        35
McAMMOND, GEORGE                            9                                        37
PATERSON, OLIVER H.L.                         5                                        28
PINKNEY, C.                                                 2                                        6
RICHARDSON                                             3                                        1
STEPHENSON, E.                                       8                                      56
WAGGOTT, JOHN W.                                 4                                      11
WALTON                                                      1                                        3
WILSON, A.                                                  2                                       4                               7
WILSON, J.                                                   2                                       6
WRIGHT                                                       1                                        1
 
2nd TEAM
 
MAY 30th.1889, GREENFIELD, Won By 17 Runs: 49 To 32, Friendly Challenge Match. 
J.ASTBURY batted in style, scoring 17 Runs & J.Davison bowled out 6 wickets for 7 Runs.
 
JUN.15th.1889, (Away), GRIERSHAM, Won By 11 Runs: 30 To 21, Friendly Challenge Match.
 
WHITE ROSE FC RENAME THEMSELVES ‘NEWCASTLE ROVERS’- 
 
1889-90 SEASON
 
In Mid September 1889, a small announcement appeared in the local press announcing  that: ‘Newcastle Rovers (Late White Rose FC) wanted matches against moderate first teams & good second team sides. The clubs secretary was quoted as Alfred Brumwell, 79 Stanton Street, Newcastle. The name change came about probably to prevent confusion the White rose club of Wallsend. club through the season, as at some point after mid December 1889, they amalgamated with a small club called Percy Iron Works FC.  Newcastle Rovers (late White Rose) played in the Northumberland Minor Cup that season & home matches were noted as initially being played on their ‘Low Leazes Ground’ or ‘On The Moor’. Later in the season they seemed to switch to using the Bull Park Recreation Ground. Match reports from that season were scant 7 no actual line ups are known. Below are details of the clubs match information fron 1889-90 season.   
 
OCT.26th.1889, (At Home), GATESHEAD ST. JAMES, Won 3:0, Friendly Challenge Match.
Rovers won their first match under their new name ‘after a pleasant game’.
 
NOV.2nd.1889, (At Home on Low Leazes), NEWBURN ST. MICHAEL’S, Won 1:0, Friendly Challenge Match.
 
NOV.9th.1889, (AT Home), GLOUCESTER, Won 2:0, Friendly Challenge Match.
 
NOV.16th.1889, (Away), GATESHEAD ST. JAMES, Won 3;1.Friendly Challenge Match
 
NOV.23rd.1889, (Away at the Bull Park Recreation Ground), WORSWICK, Won 2:0, Friendly Challenge Match
 
NOV.30th.1889, WESTGATE ATHLETIC, Lost 0;2, Friendly Challenge Match.
 
DEC.7th.1889, (At Home on the Moor), WELLINGTON WANDERERS, Won 6:1, Friendly Challenge Match.
 
DEC.24th.1889, (Away), NEWBURN ST. MICHAEL’S, Won 4:2, Friendly Challenge Match.
 
JAN.11th.1890 (At Home), 1st Team v HEATON WANDERERS ‘B’, Lost, Northumberland Minor Cup 1st Rd.
 
JAN.11th.1890, (Away), ‘A’ Team v WALKER, Lost score not known. Northumberland Minor Cup 1st Rd.
 
JAN.25th.1890, (Away on the Military Ground), INFANTRY SWIFTS, Won 2:1, Friendly Challenge Match.
This ‘pleasant & well contested game resulted in a victory to the Rovers’. 
 
FEB.1st.1890, (Away on the Bull Park Recreation Ground), BRUNSWICK, Won 8:1, Friendly Challenge Match.
 
FEB.8th.1890, (At Home), INFANTRY SWIFTS, Draw 3:3, Friendly Challenge Match.
 
MAR.15th.1890 (At Home), HEWORTH ALKALI HARRIERS, Won 3:2, Friendly Challenge Match.
 
MAR.22nd.1890 (Away), GAINSBOROUGH, Won 6(2):1(0), Friendly Challenge Match.
Goal Scorers: A.KIRTON (1 GOAL- 1st Half), G.WILDE (1 GOAL- 1st Half), HALLIDAY (2 GOALS- 2nd Half), DIXON (1 GOAL- 2nd Half), W.BENNETT (1 GOAL- 2nd Half), Newcastle Rovers.  OG- (T.DODDS 2nd Half), Gainsborough.,
 
APR.19th.1890 (At Home on the Bull Park Recreation ground), HEWORTH ALKALI WORKS, Won 9:0, Friendly Challenge Match. This score line is the clubs record highest score.
 
The above shows 16 matches, 15 of which were first team. However prior to the start of the following season the clubs annual meeting reported that the club had a successful season & had played 21 matches, winning 15, drawing 3 & losing 3; leaving the research with more results to unearth. The club they amalgamated with them Percy Iron Works has now been researched & the limited amount of information found is now outlined below….
 
PERCY IRON WORKS FC.
 
The earliest mention so far found of the Percy Iron Works Football Club is in February 1887, when they play White Rose’s second team. Later in the year in August the club secretary was noted as George M Wilde of 1 Black Lane, Newcastle who announced that they were looking for fixtures that season. The teams line ups were very similar to those that would later player cricket for Bath lane.
 
1886-87 Season
 
FEB.19th.1887, (Home), WHITE ROSE JUNIORS ‘B’. Lost 0:5, Friendly Challenge Match.
 W. Mackie played well for the losers in this one sided match.
 
1887-88 Season;   
 
OCT.1st.1887, (At Home), ST. JOSEPH’S ‘A’, Won 3:1, Friendly Challenge Match. This is the clubs earliest known match.
PERCY IRON WORKS: W.DAVISON, E.STEPHENSON, J.CURRY, J.BELL, J.TUFF, W.BELL, J.BLACK, T.WILSON, T.WRIGHT, BOYD, ARMSTRONG, G.McAMMOND.
 
OCT.22nd.1887, RENDEL 2nd, Draw 3:3, Friendly Challenge Match. A pleasant match.
 
OCT.29th.1887, (At Home), NEWCASTLE FA 2nd. Lost 0:3, Friendly Challenge Match. Goal Scorers: TUFF, BEWLEY, ALEXANDER.
PERCY IRON WORKS: W.DAVISON, E.STEPHENSON, J.CURRY, T.WRIGHT, J.TUFF, J.BELL, A.KIRTON, J.HOWE, J.BLACK, W.ARMSTRONG, G.McAMMOND.
 
NOV.5th.1887, GALLOWGATE LEASTHER WORKS, Won 4:0, Friendly Challenge Match.
PERCY IRON WORKS: W.DAVISON, E.STEPHENSON, J.CURRY, W.BELL, G.WILDE, J.BELL, A.KIRTON, T.WHITE, BOYD, W.ARMSTRONG, A,BRUMWELL.
GALLOWGATE: H.BIRKETT, DIXON, W.MATHER, J.CLARK, A.HERNIE, SNOWDON, J.CAMERON, J.J.BARBER, R.HILLS, J.HEWITSON, J.ROBSON.    
 
NOV.12th.1887, (Away), ESKDALE, Won 9:0, Friendly Challenge Match.
 
DEC.3rd.1887, (Away), POSTAL TELEGRAPH, Won 4:0, Friendly Challenge Match.
Goal Scorers: A.BRUMWELL, E.STEPHENSON, BOYD, G.McAMMOND.
PERCY IRON WORKS: W.DAVISON, J.CURRY, E.STEPHENSON, G.WILDE, WHITE, G.McAMMOND, A.KIRTON, HOWE, BOYD, ARMSTRONG, A.BRUMWELL.
POSTAL TELEGRAPH: BEST, R.ATTRIDGE, WILSON, DODDS, WARREN, D.HENDERSON, KENNEDY, HALL< SINCLAIR, ALDERSON, GRACEY  
 
JAN.14th.1888, (Away at Sunderland), NORTH SANDS ROVERS, Won 1(1) : 0(0), Friendly Challenge Match.
Goal Scorers: ANDREW KIRTON (1st Half).
PERCY IRON WORKS: W.DAVISON (capt), E.STEPHENSON, J.CURRY, T.WHITE, G.WILDE, G.McAMMOND, A.KIRTON, A.BRUMWELL, J.TUFF, J.HOWE, J.BLACK. Umpire- T.Wright.
N.SANDS: J.HENRY, R.HUTCHINSON, C.BIRD, J.COOK, W.PYBURN, R.MAUGHIN, J.JENNER, A,CARNEY, G.JENNER, W.HUTCHINSON, R.JOBLING.
 
FEB.11th.1888, (Away), GATESHEAD SWIFTS, Won 3:1, Friendly Challenge Match.
Armstrong & Black played well for the visitors.  
 
PERCY IRON WORKS ‘B’ TEAM
 
NOV.26th.1887, GLOUCESTER STAR ‘A’, Draw 0:0, Friendly Challenge Match.
 
1888-89 SEASON
 
No Match Details Found.
 
1889-90 SEASON
 
DEC.14th.1889, (Away), GATESHEAD NER RESERVES, Lost 0:2, Friendly Challenge Match.
This is the only match found for the Percy Iron Works Clubs final season; & appears to be the last match they played.
 
SUMMER 1890- BATH LANE CRICKET CLUB 
 
The clubs old cricket club continued to be apart of Bath Lane Cricket Club & that summer saw success in winning the Town Moor Temperance Festival Senior Cricket Competition Final, defeating Felling CI. They had less success in other competitions they entered. Prior to that summers matches, the club held their annual meeting on February 4th 1890. At this they recorded a  total of 11 1st matches, of which they lost 5. They noted their ‘Second Team were not so good, but were satisfactory’. The first team batting averages showed J.Davison as best & T. Dodds headed the bowling averages. The treasures report showed that the club had a favourable balance. The following were elected: O.H.L. Paterson 1st Team Captain, H. Dixon Vice Captain. C. Pinkney, 2nd Team Captain, L. Jobling Vice Captain. Officers- John Hedley Hon. Treasurer, J.W. Dixon, Secretary of 55 Pitt Street, Newcastle. Committee Members:- T. Dodds, G. Wilde, G. McHammond, V. A. Bruce, J. Curry. (Note J.W. Dixon got elected onto the Northumberland County Cricket Club committee. A number of West End FC players saw action in the side that summer & the known matches are as follows;       
 
1ST. TEAM
 
MAY 3rd.1890, (At Home on the  Town Moor), FELLING TEMPERANCE, Won by 44 Runs: 103 To 59. Friendly Challenge Match. An ‘easy win for Bath Lane. The following batted well for the winners: J.Wright (20 Not Out), T.Burns (19), McAmmond (14), J.Richardson (12), J.Barker (11 Not out). John Barker was the well known West End FC player.
 
MAY 17th.1890 (Away), BILL QUAY ALBION, Lost By 4 wickets: 42 To 65 for 6, Friendly Challenge Match. Bath Lane were noted as fielding 3 substitutes.
BATH LANE: DAVISON (4), A.KIRTON (7), H.DIXON (1), A.BRUMWELL (10), G.McAMMOND (0), J.DIXON (0), J.WAGGOTT (11), O.PATERSON (0), DAFTER (SUB 1- 0), COLEMAN (SUB 2- 4 Not Out), MATHER (SUB 3- 0).
 
MAY 24th.1890, (At Home), WHOLESALE STORE, Won By 62 Runs: 84 To 22, Friendly Challenge Match. An easy win. O.H. Paterson took 9 wickets for only 7 runs, while J. Davison ‘compiled 53 runs in capital style’.
BATH LANE: O.PATERSON (3), KIRTON (2), J. DAVISON (53), J.DIXON (1), McAMMOND (6), STEPHENSON (3), RICHARDSON (0), BRUMWELL (0), H.DIXON (3), BOLAM (5), MANN (4 Not Out). Extras- 4.
WHOLESALE: STODDART (4), CRAIG (1), ELLIOT (0), PEARSON (0), BAKER )4), TORRENT (6), WADE (1), WHITE (1), LAKE (2 Not Out), TROTTER (1), McFENWICK (0), Extras- 2.
 
MAY 31st.1890, (Away), OVINGHAM, Lost By 32 runs: 19 To 51, Northumberland County Challenge Cup 1st Rd.
BATH LANE: PATERSON (3), KIRTON (1), STEPHENSON (1), DODD (2), DAVISON (0), J.DIXON (3), J.BARKER (4), H.DIXONN 2), J.WAGGOTT (1), McAMMOND (0), RICHARDSON (0 Not Out). Extras 2.
 
JUN.14th.1890, (At Home), ROMANDALE (SOUTH SHIELDS), Won By 22 Runs: 38 To 16, Town Moor Temperance Festival Senior Competition 1st Rd. T. Dodds took 5 for 4 & W. Swinburne (West End FC) 3 wickets for 10 runs.
 
JUL.5th.1890, (On The Town Moor), FELLING CHURCH INSTITUTE, Won By 47 Runs: 74 To 27. Town Moor Temperance Festival Senior Competition Final. Swinburne took 8 wickets for 15 runs as Bath Lane won the competition.
BATH LANE: KIRTON (3), DAVISON (14), YOUNG (4), H.JEFFREY (West End FC- 3), H.DIXON (2), DODDS (13), O.H.PATERSON (6), W.SWINBURNE (West End FC- 20), J.DIXON (3), McAMMOND (1), BRUMWELL (0), Extras- 5
FELLING: GIBBON (10), FARROW (1), GUY (0), ALDER (1), HARRISON (1), T.DOBINSON (4), CRESSWELL (0), MORRISON (3), WOODS (4), DOBINSON (0 Not Out), COULSON (0), Extras- 3.
 
JUL.19th.1890, (Away at Walker Gate), EAST END, Won by 5 Runs: 36 To 31. Friendly Challenge Match.
Paterson caught & bowled 6 for 9 runs & H.Dixon took 3 wickets for 10. Brumwell also played well. This was the first time that Bath Lane had faced East End.
BATH LANE: KIRTON (4), DAVISON (5), H.JEFFREY (1), TAYLOR (4), H.DIXON (5), O.PATERSON (4), GRIERSON (1), A,BRUMWELL (1), HEDLEY (0), SMALL (1), G.WILDE (1 Not out), Extras- 9.
EAST END: JOSEPH DALRYMPLE (1), T.WALLACE (2), THOMAS MELVIN (2), R.CARR (1), ROBERT VARTY (4), E.LOWES (1), T.McCULLOCH (0), WILLIAM CHARD (8), J.EDEN (1), C.BARRON (7), W?GOULDING (2 Not Out), Extras- 2.   
 
JUL.26th.1890, (At Home), WALKER CHRISTCHURCH, Won By 57 Runs: 76 To 19. Friendly Challenge Match.
T. Dodds took 4 for 3 runs & H.Dixon 4 for 11 runs. H. Jeffrey was batsman with a score of 24 runs.
 
AUG.2nd.1890, (Away), ROCKCLIFF 2nd TEAM, Won 62 Runs: 96 To 34, Friendly Challenge Match.
J. Davison rapidly put on 27 runs in style; while O. Paterson took 7 wickets for 18.
BATH LANE: J.DAVISON (27), A.KIRTON (7), O.PATERSON (11), J.BARKER (6), W.SWINBURNE (3), G.McAMMOND (8), A,BRUMWELL (0), RICHARDSON 13 Not Out), COLLEY (1), Extras- 15
 
AUG.9th.1890, (Away), WHOLESALE STORE, Won By 70 Runs; 127 To 57, Friendly Challenge Match.
H. Dixon batted in ‘rare form’ for the victors hitting 42 runs in an easy win.  
 
BATH LANE CC: 1ST TEAM (known) PLAYER MATCH RECORD
 
Name                                       Known Cup & Friendly Apps             Runs                    Known Wickets
BARKER, JOHN                                        3                                       21
BOLAM                                                      1                                        5
BRUMWELL, ALFRED                            5                                       11
BURNS, T.                                                  1                                       19
COLEMAN (SUB)                                      1                                        4
COLLEY                                                     1                                         1
DAFTER (SUB)                                         1                                         0                            
DAVISON, J.                                              6                                      103 (*Highest – 53)
DIXON, HENRY                                         7                                        55                                 7
DIXON, JOHN W.                                      4                                        7
DODD ?                                                     1                                         2
DODDS, THOMAS                                   3                                         13                               9
GRIERSON, JOSEPH R.                         1                                          1
HEDLEY                                                     1                                          0
JEFFREY, HENRY                                    3                                         28
KIRTON, ANDREW                                  6                                        24
McAMMOND, GEORGE M.                     6                                        29
MANN                                                         1                                         4
MATHER (SUB)                                        1                                         0
PATERSON, OLIVER H.L.                       6                                         27                               22
RICHARDSON, J.                                      4                                         25
SMALL                                                       1                                          1
STEPHENSON, E.                                    2                                          4
SWINBURN(E), WILLIAM                         3                                         23                               11
TAYLOR                                                     1                                          4
WAGGOTT, JOHN W.                              2                                         12
WILDE, GEORGE M.                               1                                          1
WRIGHT, J.                                                1                                        20
YOUNG                                                      1                                          4
 
2nd TEAM
 
MAY 17th.1890 (Home), NEWBURN, Lost By 11 Runs: 23 To 34, Friendly Challenge Match.
BATH LANE: J.WILSON (0), GRAHAM (6), J.DAVISON (0), A.WILSON (3), C.PINKNEY (0), JOBLING (1), DAVISON (1), WALTON (1), FORSTER (1), DIXON (2 Not Out). Extras- 7.
 
JUN.14th.1890, (Away), MEDOMSLEY 2nd. Lost: 18 To 25 (1st Innings), 18 To 28 (2nd Innings), North of England Temperance Festival 2nd Team Competition.  The match was remarkable for  its fielding on both sides, with 13 batsmen caught out & 4 ran out.  
 
JUN.21st.1890, (At Home on the Town Moor), ST. SILAS, Won By 58 Runs: 67 To 9, Friendly Challenge Match.
‘T. Brown was destructive with the ball, bowling 6 wickets for 2 runs. G.McHammond hit 17 runs & J.Wilson who hit 15 runs, were in capital form in bat.
 
JUL.5th.1890, (Away), WESLEY CHAPEL, Lost by 20 Runs: 22 To 42, Northumberland 2nd team Medals Competition. Semi Final. Brown bowled well taking 8 wickets.
BATH LANE: RICHARDSON (2), J.WILSON (0), GRAHAM (1), H.BELL (0), WALTON (0), BROWN (1), A.WILSON (0), JOBLING (7), FORSTER (0), DIXON (0), J.BELL (1 Not Out), Extras- 10
WESLEY CHAPEL: FITTES (7), BARTLETT (5), MANN 93), P.HUDSON (0), BARKER (1), CRESSWELL (2), BROWN (10), THOMPSON (1), CRAWFORD (0), F.HUDSON (5), HARBOTTLE (3 Not Out), Extras- 5.      
 
JUL.12th.1890, (Away), CORBRIDGE Tie 27 To 27, Friendly Challenge Match.  This very exciting match ended in a tie.
McAmmond Bowled 4 for 2 runs & Brown also bowled out 4 wickets. Hogarth 5 for 9. .
BATH LANE: G.McAMMOND (0), STEPHENSON (1), TODD (9), MOSSMAN (1), WILSON (5), PINKNEY (2), FORSTER (0), BROWN (0), BELL (2), DAVISON (2), DIXON (0 Not out). Extras- 5
CORBRIDGE: JOELL (0), STOBBART (2), D AVISON (9), BIGGS (5), HOGARTH (0), MITCHESON (0), BEENEY (0), GUY (2), McALLUM (0), EMMERSON (0 Not Out), STROTHARD (2), Extras- 7.
 
JUL.19th.1890, (At Home), MARLBOROUGH, Lost by 7 Runs: 22 To 29, Friendly Challenge Match.
BATH LANE: RICHARDSON (2), McAMMOND (1), STEVENSON (0), BROWN (0), WILSON (1), PINKNEY (4), WALTON (0), BELL (1), DAVISON (1), GIBSON (5), DIXON (6), Extras- 2
MARLBOROUGH: BOWMAN (0), PETNEY (7), POWER (1), KERR (3), MILNE (5), CHAMBERS (3), HUDSPITH (18), ROBSON (9), HUGHES (15), CURLEY (4), WATSON (1 Not Out), Extras- 14. 
 
AUG.2nd.1890, (AT Home on the Town Moor), WESLEY CHAPEL, Won By 1 Run: 74 To 73 (After an Exciting Game), Friendly Challenge Match. Wilson & Pinkney both hit 11, batting well for the winners. For Wesley, only Thomson got into double figures, hitting 12 runs.
 
AUG.9th.1890, (At Home), ST. SILAS 2nd, Won By 9 Runs: 48 To 39, Friendly Challenge Match. 
 
BATH LANE CC: 2nd TEAM (known) PLAYER MATCH RECORD
 
Name                                       Known Cup & Friendly Apps             Runs                    Known Wickets
BELL, H.                                                      1                                        0
BELL, J.                                                       1                                       1
BROWN, T.                                                 4                                        1                                    18
DAVI(D)SON                                              3                                        4
DAVISON, J.                                               1                                        0
DIXON                                                         4                                        8
FORSTER                                                   3                                        1
GIBSON                                                      1                                         5
GRAHAM                                                    2                                        7
JOBLING                                                     2                                         8
McAMMOND, GEORGE M.                     3                                        18                                  4
MOSSMAN                                                 1                                         1
PINKNEY, C.                                               4                                         17
RICHARDSON                                            2                                         4
STEPHENSON, E.                                     2                                         1
TODD                                                           1                                         9
WALTON                                                     3                                          1
WILSON, A.                                                 2                                         3
WILSON, J.                                                  3                                        15
 
(2 Matches : BELL 1 Run + 2 Runs No Initial)
(3 Matches- WILSON- 1 Run + 11 Runs + 5 No Initial)
 
NEWCASTLE ROVERS FC-   1890-91 SEASON
 
On August 4th 1890, Newcastle Rovers held their annual meeeting which was well attended & at this thery reported enthusiastically on the success of the previous season. They went on to elect the following;-  J.Wilson (capt), J.Hamilton (vice capt), Treasurer G.Wilde, Secretary- A.Kirton, 26 Temple Street, Newcastle. Committee: T.W.White, J.Howe, J.Black, T.Dodds & J.Duff. So far only two friendly fixtures for that season have come to light with no actual results. The conclusion fro this is tat by 1891 the club had ceased playing & folded. For the record those two fixtures were;
NOV.1st 1890, (At Home) v MICKLEY.
NOV.29th.1890 (At Home) v BURRADON ATHLETIC.     
 
SUMMER 1891- BATH LANE CRICKET CLUB 
 
The Bath Lane Cricket Club appear to have carried unabated by the demise of the Newcastle Rovers Football Club. On February 21st 1891 they held their annual meeting at the Lockhart Cocoa Rooms & at this it stated that the secretary & treasurer reports showed the club to in a ‘fairly flourishing condition’. They noted that the previous summers top bowler was W.Swinburn & that J.Davison headed the batting averages. They elected the following at the meeting;- O.H.Paterson (capt), H.Dixon (vice capt), President- Councillor James Blakey, Secretary- John W. Dixon, 55 Pitt Street, Newcastle. Committee: T.Dodds, A.Brumwell, J.Davison, G.McAmmond & A.Kirton. Surprisingly, the summer of 1891 appears to be Bath Lane’s last as no record of the club can be found in 1892. Some players from that season are seen elsewhere, in particular W.Swinburne who was with the Elswick Ordnance Works CC & G.McAmmond who was with Haldane CC. 
 
MAY 2nd.1891 (Away), BACKWORTH, Won By 81 runs: 105 To 24, Friendly Challenge Match.
The bowling of Swinburn was admirable, taking 6 wickets 
BATH LANE: STEPHENSON (24), DAVISON (0), A,KIRTON (28), W.SWINBURNE (3), J.WAGGOTT (2), H.DIXON (2), J.DIXON (9), DAVISON (3), FELLOWES (0), Extras- 20.  
BACKWORTH: N.GREGORY (16), W.GREGORY (1), ELLIOTT (0), LAING (2), T.LASCELLES (0), E.LASCELLES (0), H.DIXON (1), A.DIXON (1), NICHOLSON (0 Not Out), TAYLOR (0), PEACOCK (0), Extras- 3.
 
MAY 9th.1891 (Away at Walkergate), EAST END, Won By 47 Runs: 68 To 21, Friendly Challenge Match. 
T.Dodds took 3 for 1 run & H.Dixon took 4 wickets for 13. After slow start, Barker, Jeffrey, Dixon & Dodds made things lively. Bath Lane were too strong for East End 
BATH LANE: STEPHENSON (9), McAMMOND (1), BARKER (13), JEFFREY (11), DAVISON (1), J.DIXON (3), H.DIXON (14), T.DODDS (9), FELLOWES (0), TUFF (0), Extras- 7.
EAST END: E.LOWES (0), T.McCULLOCH (0), J.EDEN (0), WALLACE (1), JOSEPH DALRYMPLE (6), C.BARRON (0), W.GO(U)LDING (3), J.HAWDO(A)N (0), JOHN BETHELL (3 Not Out), THORNBURN (0), J.LEIGHTON (0). Extras- 7  
 
MAY 16th.1891 (Away), WEST STANLEY, Lost By 48 Runs: 41 To 89, Friendly Challenge Match.
BATH LANE: KRTON (1), STEPHENSON (0), TAYLOR (0), J.DAVISON (1), W.SWINBURN (6), J.WAGGOTT (15), HALL (6), LEE (3), DIXON (3 Not out), BRUMWELL (0), G.DAVISON (0), Extras- 12.
 
MAY 23rd.1891, (Away at Low Fell), GATESHEAD FELL, Won By 15 Runs: 71 To 56, Friendly Challenge Match.
Davison took 7 wickets at a small cost & W.Young was in capital form in bat..
BATH LANE: KIRTON (3), STEPHENSON (7), W.YOUNG (22), J.DIXON (6), McAMMOND (2), TAYLOR (8), WAGGOTT (1), DAVISON (10 Not Out), JEFFREY (1), H.DIXON (1), Extras- 10.
GATESHEAD: PETTIFOR (0), PATTRRSON (2), BAXTER (10), OLIVER 91), THOMPSON (5), GEIPEL (10), BURDON (4), COXON (4), WILSON (0), DAVIES (0), THWAITE (4 Not out), Extras- 16.  
 
JUN.13th.1891 (At Home On Town Moor), BACKWORTH PERCY, Won By 29 Runs: 60 To 31, Friendly Challenge Match.  Swinburne took 6 for 11 & completed a hat trick & H.Dixon also bowled well.
BATH LANE: TAYLOR (3), STEPHENSON (2), McAMMOND (5), JEFFREY (0), BARKER (3), PATRICKSON (11), SWINBURN (10), DAVISON (6), WAGGOTT (2 Not Out), H.DIXON (3), J.DIXON Did Not Bat. Extras- 15.
BACKWORTH: N.GREGORY (2), T.LASCELLES (5), GALBRAITH (1), W/GREGORY (11), ELLIOTT (0), R.DIXON (0), LAING (0), E.LASCELLES (0), E.DIXON (4), THOMPSON (2), TAYLOR (0 Not Out), Extras- 6.
 
JUN.20th.1891 (At Home on NER Ground, Heaton), NEWBOROUGH, Won By 2 Wickets: 62 for 9 To 29, Friendly Challenge Match. Dodds batted in capital styled, hitting 29 runs & Swinburne took 4 wickets for 4.
BATH LANE: KIRTON (0), STEPHENSON (0), TAYLOR 94), H.JEFFREY (1), McAMMOND (0), T.DODDS (29), W.SWINBURNE (6), WAGGOTT (2), DAVISON (12), H.DIXON (5 Not Out), J.W.DIXON Did Not Bat. Extras- 3.
 
JUL.4th.1891, (At Home on NER Ground, Heaton), BACKWORTH, Lost By 4 Runs: 51 To 55, Northumberland Challenge Cup 2nd Rd. Swinburne took 6 wickets & Dodds took 4 wickets.
BATH LANE: W.SWINBURN (14), T.DODDS (2), G.McAMMOND (1), H.DIXON (0 Not Out), W.YOUNG (1), H.JEFFREY (6), J.TAYLOR (2), J.DAVISON (12), A.KIRTON (0), E.STEPHENSON (0), J.T,WAGGOTT (3).
BACKWORTH: T.LASCELLES (1), GALBRAITH (0), W.GREGORY (18), N.GREGORY (6), WILLIS (0), ELLIOTT (6), TAYLOR (0), R.DIXON (1), E.DIXON (5 Not Out), LAING (0), E.LASCELLES (0), Extras- 19.
 
AUG.8th.1891, (Away), GARRISON, Won By 4 Wickets: 65 for 7 To 38, Friendly Challenge Match.
Based on current research this appears to be the last cricket match ever played by the Bath Lane club.  Dodds took 4 for 8 runs & Taylor took 4 wickets for 7.
BATH LANE: A.KIRTON (7), E.STEPHENSON (14), TAYLOR (0), H.JEFFREY (8), T.DODDS (14 Not Out), J.DAVISON (3), J.WAGGOTT (2), G.McAMMOND (6). H.DIXON, A,BRUMWELL, J.W.DIXON  Did Not Bat. Extras- 11.
GARRISON: SNELL (9), HALL (3), SMITH (2), BIRCH (Pro- 3), MUTTON (1), STATHAM (1), WARD (4), GLUE (1), WHYLEY (0 Not Out), ROSS (3), BOWMAN (1), Extras- 10.
 
BATH LANE CC: 1ST TEAM (known) PLAYER MATCH RECORD
 
Name                                       Known Cup & Friendly Apps             Runs                    Known Wickets
BARKER, JOHN                                         2                                           16
BRUMWELL, ALFRED                             2                                            0
DAVISON, J.                                               5                                           17
DAVI(D)SON, G.                                        2                                            3
DIXON, HENRY                                         7                                           25                             4
DIXON, JOHN W.                                      6                                           18
DODDS, THOMAS                                   4                                           54                           11
FELLOWES                                               2                                           0
HALL                                                           1                                           6
JEFFREY, HENRY                                     6                                          27
KIRTON, ANDREW                                   6                                          39
LEE                                                             1                                           3
McAMMOND, GEORGE M.                     6                                           15
PATRICKSON                                           1                                           11
STEPHENSON, E.                                   8                                            56
SWINBURN(E), WILLIAM                       5                                            39                           22
TAYLOR, J.                                               6                                            17                            4
TUFF, J.C.                                                1                                             0
WAGGOTT, JOHN W.                             7                                            27
YOUNG, W.                                               2                                            23
 
(1 Match- DIXON 1 Match 3 Runs No Initial)
(3 Matches DAVISON 10 Runs & Bowled 7 Wickets + 6 Runs + 12 Runs;  No Initial )
 
PLAYER CENSUS & OTHER FAMILY HISTORY & CLUB INFORMATION:
 
JOHN  BARKER
DOB: ?  DIED: 1925, Newcastle Upon Tyne?
(Address as Secretary 1885- 26 Cochrane, Street, New Benwell, Newcastle). 
Height: 5.09. 
Position: Forward. Occupation; Factory Worker lost an eye in an accident) & Publican- Turks Head & Albion Hotel.
Clubs: DRYSDALE FC + CC (1882-84 capt), WEST END FC (1885-91), WEST END CC (1885-87), EAST END / NUFC (1891-93), BATH LANE CC (1890-91), TRAFALGAR (1893), SHANKHOUSE (1893-94), NEWCASTLE WORKING MENS CC (Early 1890’s), CLARENCE CYCLING CLUB
WEST END 1st Team (Competitive) Debut: JUN.27th.1885, Rendel, Won 3:0, Town Moor Temperance Festival 2nd Rd. 
(West End’s first player to be sent off- 1889 v East End).
Honours: Northumberland County Apps: 7, Newcastle & District XI Rep XI Apps: 6.
Northumberland Senior Challenge Cup Winner 1888, 1890, Runner Up 1886, 1887 (West End)
Northumberland FA Charity Shield Winner 1888 (West End) 
Northumberland & Durham Challenge Cup Runner Up 1888.
Received A Benefit Match (West End) APR.20th.1891 v Sunderland, Draw 1:1.  
 
HARRY JEFFREY
DOB: MAR.1867. Newcastle Upon Tyne. DIED: FEB.16th.1930.
Census: West Street, Westgate, Newcastle.
Position: Defender.
Clubs: DRYSDALE FC + CC, BOUNDARY FC + CC (1886-87), DRYSDALE (1890), WEST END FC (1886-92)
SUNDERLAND, THIRD LANARK. EAST END / NUFC (1892-95), NEWCASTLE WEDNESDAY, NEWCASTLE WORKING MEN’S CC, BATH LANE CC (1890-91), SOUTH SHIELDS. HEATON BOWLS CLUB (1890’s/1900’s).
WEST END: 1st. Team (Friendly) Debut- FEB.12th.1887, DURHAM UNIVERSITY, Won 4:0.
Northumberland County Cricket Trial: APP: MAY 16/17 1887- COLTS XXII 139 To 99 NORTHUMBERLAND XI. 0 Runs.
Honours: Town Moor Temperance Festival Senior Cricket Competition Final Winner 1890 (Bath Lane)  
 
OLIVER HOWARD. LIVINGSTON PATERSON
DOB: ? DIED (Pre 1901)
Clubs: SCIENCE & ART CC (1887), ATHLONE CC, BATH LANE CC (1887 To 1891)
Northumberland County Cricket Trial App.
Honours: Town Moor Temperance Festival Senior Cricket Competition Final Winner 1890 (Bath Lane)  
 
WILLIAM GEORGE SWINBURNE
DOB: © 1868, Hexham, Northumberland.  DIED: OCT.26th.1908, (Aged 39), Newcastle RVI (Wife Sarah Jane).
1871 Census: 7 Market Street, Hexham (Aged 3, son of Francis & Jane).
1881 Census: 5 Gilesgate, Hexham (Aged 15 Son of Francis & Jane) Occupation- Gardener.
1891 Census: 205 Stanhope Street, Newcastle (Aged 23 Son of Francis & Jane) Occupation- Machineman
1901-Census & 1902 & 1904 ‘Wards Directory’ & Electoral Roll: 107 Durham Street, South Elswick. Occupation: Foreman
Clubs; HAWTHORN ROVERS, SOUTH ELSWICK CC, CLAVERING CC (1886). EAST END (1887-88), RENDEL ? (GUEST- 1888 & 1892). BATH LANE CC (1890-91). CITY OF NEWCASTLE (The Pelicans) BASEBALL CLUB (1890’s), ELSWICK ORDNANCE WORKS CC, NEWCASTLE WORKING MENS CC.  WEST END FC & CC (1886-91) 
WEST END 1ST TEAM (Competitive) Debut-  JAN.22nd.1887, TYNE ASSOCIATION, Won 6:0. Northumberland Senior Challenge Cup 1st. Round. 
WEST END: 1ST TEAM (Friendly) DEBUT- DEC.18th.1886, BISHOP AUCKLAND CHURCH INSTITUTE, Won 1:0.
Honours: Northumberland Challenge Senior Cup Final Runner Up: 1887 (West End).
Northumberland County Cricket Trial: APP: MAY 16/17 1887- COLTS XXII 139 To 99 NORTHUMBERLAND XI. 5 Runs.
 
JAMES TAYLOR 
DOB: ? DIED: ?
Position: Defender
Clubs: DRYSDALE FC & CC, RENDEL (1893-94), BATH LANE CC (1891), BENWELL, NEWCASTLE WORKING MENS CLUB CC.  WEST END: (1885-92:- Capt 1886-7)
WEST END: 1ST TEAM (Competitive) Debut- JAN.30th.1886, EAST END, Won 2:1. Northumberland Senior Cup 2nd. Rd.  
WEST END: 1St TEAM (Friendly) Debut- SEP.26th.1885, SHANKHOUSE BLACK WATCH, Lost 1:2
Honours: Northumberland Challenge Senior Cup Final Runner Up: 1887 (West End)
 
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